Genus: Cuspirostrisornis HOU, 1997
Etymology: Latin, cuspirostris, “sharp-beak” and Greek, ornis, “bird.”

Species: houi HOU, 1997
Etymology: In honor of Mr. Jinfeng Hou, who is also the premier illustrator at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology.

Holotype: IVPP 10897

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

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

Biostratigraphy: Pistacosaurus fauna, Cathayornis-Chaoyanga Avifauna.

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

Material: Fragmentary skull and nearly complete skeleton.