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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: Aves according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Chongmingia, Colymbiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gruipeda, Herodiones, Horezmavis, Hwangsanipes, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Judinornis, Koreanornipodidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Pachycorioolithidae, Palaeoaves, Palaeocursornis biharicus, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Pygopodes, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Rahonavis, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Sphenisciformes, Striges, Struthiones, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Archaeopteryx lithographica

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Ecology: volant piscivore-insectivore