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Confuciusornis dui Hou et al. 1999 (bird)

Reptilia - Pygostylia - Confuciusornithidae

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

Belongs to Confuciusornis according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Confuciusornis chuongzhous, Confuciusornis chuonzhous, Confuciusornis feducciai, Confuciusornis jianchangensis, Confuciusornis sanctus, Confuciusornis suniae

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