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
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