Genus: Proornis LIM, 1993
Etymology: Greek, pro-, "before" and Greek, ornis, "bird."

Species: coreae LIM, 1993
Etymology: Latinization of Korea, Corea, genitive form, ‘coreae’.

Holotype:

Locality: On the Amnok River Basin, Shinniju City, Byon-an County, North Korea.

Horizon: Third bed in the Sinuiju Series, Jasong Supergroup.

Biostratigraphy:

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

Material: Middle of the humerus down to the unguals, feather impressions, fragmentary skull and cervicals.