Genus: Intiornis NOVAS, AGNOLIN & SCAFERLA, 2011
Etymology: Quechua language, Inti, "sun" and Greek, ornis, "bird"; Sun bird.

Species: inexpectatus NOVAS, AGNOLIN & SCAFERLA, 2011
Etymology: Inexpectatus, in reference of the casual and weird technical situation of the finding of the holotype specimen.

Holotype: MAS-P/2 1(part and counterpart)

Locality: Abra El Zunchal, north of Puente Morales, Salta Province, Argentina.

Horizon: Morales Member, Las Curtiembres Formation.


Age: Campanian Stage, Senonian subepoch, Upper Gulf epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Right foot, articulated with the distal end of the corresponding tibio-tarsus.