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Gansus Hou and Liu 1984 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 82616

Full reference: L. Hou and Z. Liu. 1984. A new fossil bird from Lower Cretaceous of Gansu and early evolution of birds. Scientia Sinica, series B 27(12):1296-1301

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang and D. Liu 2015

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

Subtaxa: Gansus yumenensis, Gansus zheni

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Type: Gansus yumenensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore