This toothless family of birds consists of 2 genera - Confuciusornis and Changchengornis. Confuciusornis is known from hundreds of specimens, but Changchengornis is only known from one specimen. All of these specimens are from the Liaoning deposits of China. They all have a horn beak and the tail is reduced to a pygostyle. Confuciusornis also has a slightly keeled sternum.
Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05
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