Name: Dalingheornis.
Phonetic: Dah-lin-ge-or-niss.
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)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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