Anchiornis was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Hebei (China).

All these Anchiornis pictures were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Anchiornis was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. Hu and L. Hou. 2009. A pre-Archaeopteryx troodontid theropod from China with long feathers on the metatarsus. Nature 461:640-643
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2009. An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 81(4):793-812
  • X. Xu and Q. Zhao. 2009. A new feathered maniraptoran dinosaur fossil that fills a morphological gap in avian origin. Chinese Science Bulletin 54(3):430-435