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

Quick facts about Aurornis:

  • Existed from 167.7 million years ago to Upper Jurassic Epoch
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Aurornis was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • 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