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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 120 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Dapingfangornis
Li et al., 2006
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]


  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.