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Yanornis martini Zhou and Zhang 2001 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119337

Full reference: X. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2001. Two new ornithurine birds from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 46(15):1258-1264

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

Sister taxa: Yanornis guozhangi, Aberratiodontus wui

Type specimen: IVPP V12558, a skeleton (complete individual without feather impressions). Its type locality is Chaoyang City Yanornis type locality, which is in an Aptian lacustrine siliciclastic in the Jiufotang Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore