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Gansus yumenensis Hou and Liu 1984 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 82617

Full reference: L. Hou and Z. Liu. 1984. A new fossil bird from Lower Cretaceous of Gansu and early evolution of birds. Scientia Sinica, series B 27(12):1296-1301

Belongs to Gansus according to L. H. Hou 1997

Sister taxon: Gansus zheni

Type specimen: IVPP V 6862, a set of limb elements (partial left pelvic limb). Its type locality is Changma, Yumen, which is in an Aptian lacustrine mudstone/shale in the Xiagou Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore