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Anchiornis Xu et al. 2009 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 155058

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

Parent taxon: Paraves according to J. K. O'Connor and C. Sullivan 2014

Sister taxa: Aves, Caihong, Deinonychosauria, Eosinopteryx, Epidendrosaurus, Epidexipteryx, Eumaniraptora, Paronychodon, Pneumatoraptor, Serikornis, Xiaotingia, Zhongornis

Subtaxa: Anchiornis huxleyi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore