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These birds-and all more advanced ones-have a stubby pygostyle instead of a long, bony tail.  But like their primitive relatives (and unlike more advanced birds), these had fully developed hands and claws.

Time Period[]

These birds lived during the early Cretaceous.

Common Members[]

Common members include Changchengornis, Chaoyangia, Confuciusornis, Jinzhouornis, Liaoningornis, Omivoropteryx, Proornis, and Sapeornis

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