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Zhongjianornis yangi Zhou et al. 2010 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

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

Belongs to Zhongjianornis according to S. Zhou et al. 2013

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