PaleoDB taxon number: 137357
Full reference: Z. Zhang, Z. Zhou, and M. J. Benton. 2008. A primitive confuciusornithid bird from China and its implications for early avian flight. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 51(5):625-639
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V11977, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton including feather impressions). Its type locality is Sichakou, which is in a Hauterivian/Barremian lacustrine siliciclastic in the Dabeigou Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore