Genus: Xiangornis HU, XU, HOU, & SULLIVAN, 2012
Etymology: Mandrian, xiang, "free flight" and Greek, ornis, "bird."

Species: shenmi HU, XU, HOU, & SULLIVAN, 2012
Etymology: Mandarian, shenmi, "mysterious."

Holotype: PMOL-AB00245

Locality: Dapingfang Town, Chaoyang County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation.


Age: Early Cretaceous.

Material: Partial postcranial skeleton including nearly complete furcula, left coracoid, left carpometacarpus, and first phalanx of the left alular digit, parital sternum, left humerus, ulna, and radius.