PaleoDB taxon number: 119305
Full reference: L. Hou, L. M. Chiappe, F. Zhang and C.-M. Chuong. 2004. New Early Cretaceous fossil from China documents a novel trophic specialization for Mesozoic birds. Naturwissenschaften 91:22-25
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V11309, a skeleton (nearly complete and articulated skeleton surrounded by much of its plumage). Its type locality is Liaoning, Yixian (general), which is in an Aptian lacustrine shale/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore