Genus: Paraprotopteryx ZHENG, ZHANG & HOU, 2007
Etymology: Latin, para, "near" and Protopteryx; in reference to the new bird much similar to another enatiornithine bird Protopteyx.

Species: gracilis ZHENG, ZHANG & HOU, 2007
Etymology: Latin, gracilis, "pretty."

Holotype: STM V001

Locality: The city of Fengning, northern Hebei Province, China.

Horizon: Yixian Formation.


Age: Early Cretaceous.

Material: Skull, a pair of forelimbs and hindlimbs, coracoids, scapula, furcula, parts of cervical and dorsal vertebrae, sternum and rib fragments.

Note: Has feather impressions and 4 long tail feathers.