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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 125 Ma
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Ornithothoraces
Genus: Xinghaiornis
Wang et al., 2013
Type species
Xinghaiornis lini
Wang et al., 2013

Xinghaiornis is an extinct genus of toothless basal ornithothoracine dinosaur known from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation (Aptian stage) of western Liaoning Province, northeastern China. Xinghaiornis was first named by Xuri Wang, Luis M. Chiappe, Fangfang Teng and Qiang Ji in 2013 and the type species is Xinghaiornis lini.[1] Xinghaiornis was prepared by Maureen Walsh at the Dalian Museum of Prehistory, Dalian, China.


  1. ^ Xuri Wang; Luis M. Chiappe; Fangfang Teng & Qiang Ji (2013). "Xinghaiornis lini (Aves: Ornithothoraces) from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning: An Example of Evolutionary Mosaic in Early Birds". Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition). 87 (3): 686–689. Bibcode:2013AcGlS..87..686W. doi:10.1111/1755-6724.12080. S2CID 84484606.