Genus: Cerebavis KUROCHKIN, SAVELIEV, POSTNOV, PERVUSHOV & POPOV,
Etymology: Latin, cerebrum, "brain" and Latin, avis, "bird"; feminine gender.
Species: cenomanica KUROCHKIN, SAVELIEV, POSTNOV, PERVUSHOV & POPOV,
Etymology: From the Cenomanian stage.
Holotype: PIN 5028/2
Locality: Melovatka-3 locality, 2 km east of the village of Melovatka, Zhirnovskii District, Volgograd Region, European Russia.
Horizon: Melovatskaya Formation, phosphorite horizon.
Age: Middle Cenomanian Stage, Gallic Subepoch, Lowermost Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.
Material: Fragmentary skull (originally believed to be a brain mold with fragments of bony tissue and molds of bony cavities of the auditory region of the skull and sphenoids.) (WALSH, MILNER, & BOURDON, 2015).