Genus: Similiyanornis WANG, LI, LIU & ZHOU, 2020
Etymology: Greek, simil, "similar" + Yanornis. In reference to this specimen being similar to Yanornis martini.

Species: brevipectus WANG, LI, LIU & ZHOU, 2020
Etymology: Latin, brevi, "short" and Latin, pectis, "sternum."

Holotype: IVPP V13278

Locality: Xierhuqiao Village, Yixian County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation.


Age: Aptian Stage, Early Gallic Subepoch, Late Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Skull and skeleton.