Schizooura

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Schizooura
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 120 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Euornithes
Genus: Schizooura
Zhou, Zhou & O’Connor, 2012
Species: S. lii
Binomial name
Schizooura lii
Zhou, Zhou & O’Connor, 2012

Schizooura is a genus of basal ornithuromorph bird known from the Early Cretaceous of Jianchang, western Liaoning, China. Its remains were discovered in Jiufotang Formation deposits, dated to 120 million years ago.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shuang Zhou, Zhong-He Zhou and Jingmai K. O’Connor (2012). "A new basal beaked ornithurine bird from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, China" (PDF). Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 50 (1): 9–24.