Anchiornis Xu et al. 2009 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

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

See also Gianechini et al. 2017, Godefroit et al. 2013, Hu et al. 2009, Lee and Worthy 2011, Lü et al. 2010, Tsuihiji et al. 2014, Xu et al. 2009 and Zhou and Wang 2017

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

Subtaxa: Anchiornis huxleyi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Jurassic of China (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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