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Yixianornis Zhou and Zhang 2001 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces - Hongshanornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119338

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

Parent taxon: Hongshanornithidae according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Archaeornithura, Hongshanornis, Longicrusavis, Parahongshanornis, Songlingornis, Tianyuornis, Yanornis

Subtaxa: Yixianornis grabaui

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore