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meaning: "Jinfeng feather"
Named By: Q. Ji, S. inA. Ji, J., H. You, W. Chen, Y. Liu & Y. Liu in 2005
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 122 Ma
Location: China, Hebei Province - Huajiying Formation, Qiaotou member
Size: About 55 centimetres long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete articulated skeleton preserved on a slab
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Troodontidae |

Jinfengopteryx (from Jinfeng, 'golden phoenix', the queen of birds in Chinese folklore, and Ancient Greek pterux pteryx, meaning 'feather') is a genus of maniraptoran dinosaur. It was found in the Qiaotou member of the Huajiying Formation of Hebei Province, China, and is therefore of uncertain age. The Qiaotou Member may correlate with the more well-known Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, and so probably dates to around 122 Ma ago.

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