Zhongornis Gao et al. 2008 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Full reference: C. Gao, L. M. Chiappe, Q. Meng, J. K. O'Connor, X. Wang, X. Cheng, and J. Liu. 2008. A new basal lineage of Early Cretaceous birds from China and its implications on the evolution of the avian tail. Palaeontology 51(4):775-791

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

See also Gao et al. 2008, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013 and Zhou and Wang 2010

Sister taxa: Anchiornis, Aves, Caihong, Deinonychosauria, Eosinopteryx, Epidendrosaurus, Epidexipteryx, Eumaniraptora, Imperobator, Paronychodon, Pedopenna, Pneumatoraptor, Serikornis, Xiaotingia

Subtaxa: Zhongornis haoae

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Type: Zhongornis haoae

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lingyuan City (Cretaceous of China)

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