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Schizooura Zhou et al. 2012 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 219825

Full reference: S. Zhou, Z. -H. Zhou, and J. K. O'Connor. 2012. A new basal beaked ornithurine bid from the Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 50(1):9-24

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Changmaornis, Chaoyangia, Gallus, Gansus, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Hongshanornithidae, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Parahesperornis, Patagopteryx, Piscivoravis, Samrukia, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Schizooura lii

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore