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Liaoxiornis Hou and Chen 1999 (bird)

Reptilia - Enantiornithes

PaleoDB taxon number: 119643

Synonym: Lingyuanornis Ji and Ji 1999 [objective synonym] (taxon 119645)

Full reference: L. Hou and P. Chen. 1999. Liaoxiornis delicatus gen. et sp. nov., the smallest Mesozoic bird. Chinese Science Bulletin 44(9):834-838

Parent taxon: Euenantiornithes according to L. M. Chiappe et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Apsaraviformes, Cratoavis, Dalingheornis, Elbretornis, Enantiornis, Grabauornis, Liaoxiornis delicatus, Martinavis, Rahonaviformes

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore