PaleoDB taxon number: 197824
Full reference: Z. Zhou, F. Zhang, and Z. Li. 2010. A new Lower Cretaceous bird from China and tooth reduction in early avian evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:219-227
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V15900, a skeleton (a nearly complete articulated skeleton with some poorly preserved feather imprints). Its type locality is Jianchang, which is in an Aptian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Jiufotang Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore