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Changmaornis houi Wang et al. 2013 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 280542

Full reference: Y.-M. Wang, J. O'Connor, D.-Q. Li and H.-L. You. 2013. Previously unrecognised ornithuromorph bird diversity in the Early Cretaceous Changma Basin, Gansu Province, northwestern China. PLoS ONE 8(10):e77693

Belongs to Changmaornis according to Y.-M. Wang et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: GSGM-08-CM-002, a partial skeleton (two thoracic vertebrae, a thoracic rib, partial synsacrum, a nearly complete right ischium and pubis, right distal tibiotarsus, and a complete, articulated righ). Its type locality is Changma, Yumen, which is in an Aptian lacustrine mudstone/shale in the Xiagou Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore