Schizooura is a genus of basal ornithuromorph bird known from the Early Cretaceous of Jianchang, western Liaoning, China. Its remains were discovered in Jiufotang Formation deposits, dated to 120 million years ago.[1]

Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 120 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Euornithes
Genus: Schizooura
Zhou, Zhou & O’Connor, 2012
S. lii
Binomial name
Schizooura lii
Zhou, Zhou & O’Connor, 2012


  1. ^ Shuang Zhou, Zhong-He Zhou and Jingmai K. O’Connor (2012). "A new basal beaked ornithurine bird from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, China" (PDF). Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 50 (1): 9–24.