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Confuciusornis

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Pronounced
kon-few-shus-or-niss
Meaning of name
Confucius bird
Length
  0.25m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(127 - 121 million years ago)
Found in
Peoples Republic of China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Avialae, Ornithurae, Avibrevicauda, Pygostylia, Confuciusornithidae, Confuciusornis
Named by
Hou, Zhou, Gu and Zhang (1995)
Type species
sanctus