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Liaoxiornis

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

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Pronounced
lyow-shee-or-nis
Meaning of name
Liaoxi bird
Length
about  0.08m
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, Ornithathoraces, Enantiornithes, Liaoxiornis
Named by
Hou and Chen (1999)
Type species
delicatus