Full reference: X. Xu, Q. Zhao, M. Norell, C. Sullivan, D. Hone, G. Erickson, X. Wang, F. Han, and Y. Guo. 2009. A new feathered maniraptoran dinosaur fossil that fills a morphological gap in avian origin. Chinese Science Bulletin 54(3):430-435
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V14378, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Yaolugou locality, which is in a Bathonian/Kimmeridgian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Tiaojishan Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Average measurements (in mm): femur length 43.2, humerus length 41.5, scapula length 25.8, tibia length 67.8, ulna length 37.1
Estimated body mass: 294.8 g based on femur length