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Archaeorhynchus spathula Zhou and Zhang 2006 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 137384

Full reference: Z. Zhou and F. Zhang. 2006. A beaked basal ornithurine bird (Aves, Ornithurae) from the Lower Cretaceous of China. Zoologica Scripta 35(4):363-373

Belongs to Archaeorhynchus according to S. Zhou et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IVPP V14287, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton of a subadult with feather impressions). Its type locality is Liaoning, Yixian (general), which is in an Aptian lacustrine shale/mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore