Liaoxiornis

Liaoxiornis

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'Liaoxi bird'
Liaoxiornis
0.08m-long small theropod
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Diet: carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Country: China
Period: Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago

Our knowledge of Liaoxiornis is based on a juvenile specimen. It was an early bird.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Avialae, Ornithurae, Avibrevicauda, Pygostylia, Ornithathoraces, Enantiornithes
Named by: Hou and Chen (1999)
Type species: delicatus
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