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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Aptian
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Ornithuromorpha
Family: Yanornithidae
Genus: Similiyanornis
Wang et al., 2020
S. brevipectus
Binomial name
Similiyanornis brevipectus
Wang et al., 2020

Similiyanornis (meaning "similar to Yanornis") is an extinct genus of ornithuromorphs from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of China. The genus contains a single species, Similiyanornis brevipectus, known from a complete skeleton with feathers.[1]


  1. ^ Min Wang; Zhiheng Li; Qingguo Liu; Zhonghe Zhou (2020). "Two new Early Cretaceous ornithuromorph birds provide insights into the taxonomy and divergence of Yanornithidae (Aves: Ornithothoraces)". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 18 (21): 1805–1827. doi:10.1080/14772019.2020.1836050.