Confuciusornis

Confuciusornis

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'Confucius bird'

0.25m-long small theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: China

Period: Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Avialae, Ornithurae, Avibrevicauda, Pygostylia, Confuciusornithidae

Named by: Hou, Zhou, Gu and Zhang (1995)

Type species: sanctus

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