Liaoxiornis

Liaoxiornis

Pronunciation:
lyow-shee-or-nis
Name meaning:
'Liaoxi bird'
Liaoxiornis
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
0.08m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 127-121 million years ago
Found in:
China

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

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Paraves, Eumaniraptoria, Avialae, Ornithurae, Avibrevicauda, Pygostylia, Ornithathoraces, Enantiornithes
Named by:
Hou and Chen (1999)
Type species:
delicatus

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