Named By: Z. Zhang, L. Hou, Y. Hasegawa, J. O'Connor, L. D. Martin & L. M. Chiappe - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Ornithothoraces, Enantiornithes.
Species: D. liweii (type).
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
As an enantiornithine was very close to being a bird without technically being one. Dalingheornis lived in what is now North-East China during the early Cretaceous.
- The first Mesozoic heterodactyl bird from China. - Acta Geologica Sinica 80(5):631-635. - Z. Zhang, L. Hou, Y. Hasegawa, J. O'Connor, L. D. Martin & L. M. Chiappe - 2006.