Alternative combination: Protarchaeopteryx gauthieri
Full reference: X. Xu, Y.-N. Cheng, X.-L. Wang and C.-H. Chang. 2002. An unusual oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from China. Nature 419:291-293
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP V13326, a skull. Its type locality is Lujiatun village, Beipiao (IVPP), which is in an Aptian fluvial tuff in the Yixian Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore
Average measurements (in mm): skull length 100.0