Parahongshanornis

Name: Parahongshanornis ‭(‬Near Hongshanornis‭)‬.
Phonetic: Oah-rah-hong-shan-or-niss.
Named By: L.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬J.-Q.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬S.-L.‭ ‬Hou‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropda,‭ ‬Ornithuromorpha,‭ ‬Hongshanornithidae.‭
Species: P.‭ ‬chaoyangensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton preserved flat a slab with feather impressions.

       Parahongshanornis is a genus of primitive bird that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The genus is noted for its similarity to another genus called Hongshanornis,‭ ‬hence the name Parahongshanornis which can be translated to English as‭ ‘‬near Hongshanornis‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new ornithurine bird‭ (‬Hongshanornithidae‭) ‬from the Jiufotang Formation of Chaoyang,‭ ‬Liaoning,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vertebrata PalAsiatica‭ ‬49‭(‬2‭)‬:195-200.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬J.-Q.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬S.-L.‭ ‬Hou‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.




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