Confuciusornis

Confuciusornis

Pronunciation:
kon-few-shus-or-niss
Name meaning:
'Confucius bird'
Confuciusornis
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
0.25m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago
Found in:
China

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, 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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