Euavialae

Euavialae (meaning "true winged birds") is a group of birds which includes all avialan species more closely related to modern birds than to the basal, long-tailed birds Archaeopteryx and Jeholornis.[1]

Euavialans
Temporal range:
Early CretaceousPresent, 131–0 Ma
Jixiangornis orientalis.JPG
Fossil specimen of a juvenile Jixiangornis orientalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Euavialae
Ji et al., 2002
Subgroups

Cladogram following the results of a phylogenetic study by Lefèvre et al., 2014:[2]

Avialae

Aurornis

Eosinopteryx

Anchiornis

Archaeopteryx

Xiaotingia

Rahonavis

Jeholornis

Euavialae

Jixiangornis

Avebrevicauda

Omnivoropterygiformes

Pygostylia

Confuciusornithiformes

Ornithothoraces

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ji, Q.; Ji, S.; Zhang, H.; You, H.; Zhang, J.; Wang, L.; Yuan, C. & Ji, X. (2002): A new avialan bird - Jixiangornis orientalis gen. et sp. nov. - from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, NE China. Journal of Nanjing University (Natural Sciences) 38(6): 723-736 [in Chinese with English abstract].
  2. ^ Lefèvre, U.; Hu, D.; Escuillié, F. O.; Dyke, G.; Godefroit, P. (2014). "A new long-tailed basal bird from the Lower Cretaceous of north-eastern China". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 113 (3): 790–804. doi:10.1111/bij.12343.