†family Pachycorioolithidae Lawver et al. 2016 (bird)

Aves - Pachycorioolithidae

Full reference: D. R. Lawver, X. Jin, F. D. Jackson and Q. Wang. 2016. An avian egg from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) Liangtoutang Formation of Zhejiang Province, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(3):e1100631:1-7

Parent taxon: Aves according to D. R. Lawver et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Accipitriformes, Aegotheliformes, Archaeornithipus, Avimimiformes, Avipedidae, Barrosopus, Bucerotiformes, Cariamae, Chaoyangornithidae, Charadriiformes, Crax, Dolichopterus, Dromiceiidae, Eoaves, Eociconia, Eupterornis remensis, Eurhipidura, Gansuiformes, Gastornithiformes, Gobioolithidae, Gruipeda, Ignotornidae, Jeholornis, Jeholornithiformes, Jindongornipodidae, Jixiangornis, Koreanaornipodidae, Kuszholiidae, Liaoxiornithidae, Limiavipedidae, Loncornis, Longipennes, Manu, Metornithes, Micropodiformes, Mirandornithes, Moguiornipes, Musophagiformes, Mystiornithiformes, Odontoglossae, Odontornithes, Omnivoropterygiformes, Palaeoaves, Paludicolae, Pangalliformes, Pansphenisciformes, Parvoolithus, Patagonichnornis, Platanavis, Praeornithes, Proherodius, Proherodius oweni, Proornis, Protoaviformes, Protopelargus, Protornis, Psittacopedidae, Pygostylia, Qianshanornithidae, Sauriurae, Shandongornipodidae, Shenzhouraptor, Suliformes, Tantalatos, Tantaleus, Tatarornipes, Telmatoformes, Teracus, Tshulia, Uhangrichnus

Subtaxa: Pachycorioolithus

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Type: Pachycorioolithus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shuhong quarry (Cretaceous of China)

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