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Confuciusornis sanctus Hou et al. 1995 (bird)

Reptilia - Pygostylia - Confuciusornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 67261

Belongs to Confuciusornis according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Confuciusornis chuongzhous, Confuciusornis chuonzhous, Confuciusornis dui, Confuciusornis feducciai, Confuciusornis jianchangensis, Confuciusornis suniae

Type specimen: IVPP 10918, a partial skeleton (complete skull and associated wing elements). Its type locality is Huanghuagou, Shangyuan, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore