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Zhongornis haoae Gao et al. 2008 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 130180

Full reference: C. Gao, L. M. Chiappe, Q. Meng, J. K. O'Connor, X. Wang, X. Cheng, and J. Liu. 2008. A new basal lineage of Early Cretaceous birds from China and its implications on the evolution of the avian tail. Palaeontology 51(4):775-791

Belongs to Zhongornis according to J. K. O'Connor and C. Sullivan 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: DNHM 2455/6, a skeleton (nearly complete specimen with feathers split between a slab and a counterslab). Its type locality is Lingyuan City, which is in an Aptian lacustrine shale/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore