Confuciusornis was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Hebei (China), Inner Mongolia (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):
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 1999. A dromaeosaurid dinosaur with a filamentous integument from the Yixian Formation of China. Nature 401:262-266
  • L. Li and J.-q. Wang. 2010. [A new species of Confuciusornis from Lower Cretaceous of Jianchung, Liaoning, China]. Global Geology 29(2):183-187
  • L.-h. Hou and Z. Zhou. 1995. A beaked bird from the Jurassic of China. Nature 377:616-618