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Paraprotopteryx gracilis Zheng et al. 2007 (bird)

Reptilia - Enantiornithes

PaleoDB taxon number: 137363

Full reference: X. Zheng, Z. Zhang, and L. Hou. 2007. A new enantiornithine bird with four long rectrices from the Early Cretaceous of northern Hebei, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 81(5):703-708

Belongs to Paraprotopteryx according to X. Zheng et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Tianyu Natural Museum STM V001, a skeleton (complete articulated skeleton with feather impressions). Its type locality is Fengning County, which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine siltstone in the Huajiying Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore