Shanweiniao was a (unknown). It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Hebei (China).

Quick facts about Shanweiniao:

  • Existed from 125.45 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

All the Shanweiniao illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Shanweiniao was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. Gao and L. M. Chiappe. 2008. A new basal lineage of Early Cretaceous birds from China and its implications on the evolution of the avian tail. Palaeontology 51(4):775-791