Name: Houornis.
Phonetic: Hoo-or-niss.
Named By: M.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Synonyms: Cathayornis caudatus, Similicathayornis.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Redptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia, Theropoda,‭ ‬Ornithothoraces,‭ ‬Enantiornithes.
Species: H.‭ ‬caudatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore/Carnivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains on a rock slab.

       Originally named as a species of Cathayornis,‭ ‬Houornis is a genus of enantiornithine bird that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Taxonomical reappraisal of Cathayornithidae‭ (‬Aves:‭ ‬Enantiornithes‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Liu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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