PaleoDB taxon number: 67265
Full reference: L. Hou, L. D. Martin, Z. Zhou, A. Feduccia, and F. Zhang. 1999. A diapsid skull in a new species of the primitive bird Confuciusornis. Nature 399:679-682
Type specimen: IVPP V11553, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton with feathers). Its type locality is Libalanggou, Zhangjiyin (Liaoning), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine siltstone/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore