Genus: Cathayornis ZHOU, JIN & ZHANG, 1992
Etymology: From Cathay, the old poetic name of China, the Greek, ornith-/orni, "birds."

Species: yandica ZHOU, JIN & ZHANG, 1992
Etymology: From Yandu, the old name of Chaoyang where the bird was found.

Holotype: IVPP V9169A, B

Locality: Boluochi, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Horizon IV, Jiufotang Formation, Upper Jehol Group.

Biostratigraphy: Psittacosaurus fauna, Cathayornis-Chaoyanga Avifauna.

Age: Barremian Stage, Lower Gallic Subepoch, Lower Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.

Modified from ZHOU, JIN & ZHANG, 1992, IVPP V9169A, B

Referred material:


IVPP V10896, V10916: Skulls and skeletons.