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Sinornis santensis Sereno and Rao 1992 (bird)

Reptilia - Enantiornithes

PaleoDB taxon number: 137389

Full reference: P. C. Sereno and C. Rao. 1992. Early evolution of avian flight and perching: new evidence from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Science 255:845-848

Belongs to Sinornis according to J. O'Connor and G. Dyke 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BPV 538a+b, a skeleton (mostly complete skeleton with a partial skull). Its type locality is Sinornis type locality, which is in an Aptian lacustrine siliciclastic in the Jiufotang Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore