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Archaeopteryx Meyer 1861 (bird)

Reptilia

PaleoDB taxon number: 39240

Alternative spelling: Archeopteryx

Synonyms: Archaeornis Petronievics 1917 (no. 67505), Griphosaurus Wagner 1861 (no. 68523), Gryphosaurus Wagner 1861 (no. 365432), Jurapteryx Howgate 1985 (no. 67506)

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1861. [Die Feder von Solenhofen] [The feather of Solnhofen]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1861:678-679

Parent taxon: Avialae according to M. Kundrát et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Archaeopterygidae, Aurornis, Dalianraptor, Llerdopteryx, Llerdopteryx viai, Scansoriopterygidae, Wellnhoferia, Wyleyia, Wyleyia valdensis

Subtaxa: Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi, Archaeopteryx lithographica

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Ecology: volant piscivore-insectivore