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Hongshanornis longicresta Zhou and Zhang 2005 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119299

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2005. Discovery of an ornithurine bird and its implication for Early Cretaceous avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(32):18998-19002

Belongs to Hongshanornis according to L. M. Chiappe et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V14533, a skeleton (complete skeleton including feathers). Its type locality is Shifo, Ningcheng, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine shale/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore