Dapingfangornis

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Dapingfangornis
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 120Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Ornithothoraces
Subclass: Enantiornithes
Genus: Dapingfangornis
Li et al., 2006
Species: † D. sentisorhinus
Binomial name
Dapingfangornis sentisorhinus
Li et al., 2006

Dapingfangornis was an enantiornithine bird. It lived during the Early Cretaceous and is known from fossils—including a complete skeleton—found in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. Small to medium-sized, it had a sternum with both long and short lateral processes, and a unique thorn-like process on its nares.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Li Li; Ye Duan; Dongyu Hu; Li Wang; Shaoli Cheng; Lianhai Hou (2006). "New Eoenantiornithid Bird from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Western Liaoning, China". Acta Geologica Sinica 80 (1): 38–41. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2006.tb00792.x.