Named By: Z. Zhou, J. Clarke & F. Zhang - 2008.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Enantiornithes, Euenantiornithes, Pengornithidae.
Species: P. houi (type).
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two individuals, one adult, one juvenile.
Pengornis is a genus of enantiornithine bird that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.
- Insight into diversity, body size and morphological evolution from the largest Early Cretaceous enantiornithine bird. - Journal of Anatomy 212(5):565-577. - Z. Zhou, J. Clarke & F. Zhang - 2008.