PaleoDB taxon number: 197840
Full reference: Z. -H. Zhou, F. -C. Zhang, and Z. Li. 2009. A new basal ornithurine bird (Jianchangornis microdonta gen. et sp. nov.) from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 10:299-310
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V16708, a skeleton (a nearly complete and articulated skeleton). Its type locality is Jianchang, which is in an Aptian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Jiufotang Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore