†order Chaoyangiformes Hou 1997 (bird)

Aves - Chaoyangiformes

Full reference: L. H. Hou. 1997. Mesozoic Birds of China

Parent taxon: Ornithurae according to L. H. Hou 1997

Sister taxa: Apatornis, Archaeovolans, Carinatae, Cerebavis, Changzuiornis, Chaoyangornithiformes, Dromaeognathae, Gobipterygiformes, Guildavis, Hesperornithiformes, Iaceornis, Ichthyornis, Kuszholia, Liaoningornithiformes, Limenavis, Lithornis, Neornithes, Odontoholcae, Odontoholomorphae, Qinornis, Tingmiatornis, Yanornithiformes, Yixianornithiformes

Subtaxa: Chaoyangidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Chaoyangiformes in the database

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