Genus: Songlingornis HOU, 1997
Etymology: Songling (pine ridge in English) being pinyin romanization for the name of the northeast-southwest oriented mountain range to the southeast of the fossil quarry, which is the second largest range in Chaoyang County.

Species: linghensis HOU, 1997
Etymology: Linghe, being pinyin romanization for the Linghe River, which is the largest river in the fossiliferous region of Western Liaoning and traverses the region from the northeast to southwest.

Holotype: IVPP V10913

Locality: Boluochi, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Horizon IV, Jiufotang Formation, Upper Jehol Group.

Biostratigraphy: Pistacosaurus fauna, Cathayornis-Chaoyanga Avifauna.

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

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.