|Named By:||L. Li, Y. Duan, D. Hu, L. Wang, S. Cheng and L. Hou in 2006|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 120 Ma|
|Location:||China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of two individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Ornithothoraces | Enantiornithes ||
Dapingfangornis was an enantiornithine bird. It lived during the Early Cretaceous and is known from fossils--including a complete skeleton--found in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. Small to medium-sized, it had a sternum with both long and short lateral processes, and a unique thorn-like process on its nares.