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Anchiornis huxleyi Xu et al. 2009 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 155059

Full reference: X. Xu, Q. Zhao, M. Norell, C. Sullivan, D. Hone, G. Erickson, X. Wang, F. Han, and Y. Guo. 2009. A new feathered maniraptoran dinosaur fossil that fills a morphological gap in avian origin. Chinese Science Bulletin 54(3):430-435

Belongs to Anchiornis according to D. Hu et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V14378, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Daxishan, Linglongta, which is in a Bathonian/Kimmeridgian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Tiaojishan Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): length 25.8, femur length 43.2, humerus length 41.5, scapula length 25.8, tibia length 67.8, ulna length 37.1

Estimated body mass: 294.8 g based on femur length