Genus: Fortunguavis WANG, O’CONNOR, & ZHOU, 2014
Etymology: Latin, fortis, "strong, sturdy," Latin, ungius, "claw" and Latin, avis, "bird": to convey 'bird with robust claws'.

Species: xiaotaizicus WANG, O’CONNOR, & ZHOU, 2014
Etymology: In reference to the village of Xiaotazi, Jianchang County, Liaoning Province, China, where the specimen was found.

Holotype: IVPP V18631

Locality: Xiaotaizi Village, Lamadong Town, Jianchang County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation, Jehol Group.


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

Material: Skull and skeleton, with feather impressions.