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†family Archaeopterygidae Huxley 1871 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 39239

Synonym: Archaeornithidae Petronievics 1925 (taxon 96554)

Full reference: T. H. Huxley. 1871. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals vii-510

Parent taxon: Avialae according to M. S. Y. Lee and T. Worthy 2011

Sister taxa: Archaeopteryx, Aurornis, Dalianraptor, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Scansoriopterygidae, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

Subtaxa: Archaeopteryginae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore