Confuciusornis was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Inner Mongolia (China), Hebei (China) and Liaoning (China).

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

Confuciusornis was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L. Hou and L. D. Martin. 1999. A diapsid skull in a new species of the primitive bird <i>Confuciusornis</i>. Nature 399:679-682
  • X. Wang and Y. Wang. 1998. Stratigraphic sequence and vertebrate-bearing beds of the lower part of the Yixian Formation in Sihetun and neighboring area, western Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 36(2):81-101
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 1999. A dromaeosaurid dinosaur with a filamentous integument from the Yixian Formation of China. Nature 401:262-266