Genus: Sapeornis ZHOU & ZHANG, 2002
Etymology: SAPE is the abbreviation for the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Teh fifth SAPE conference was held in China in June 2000, shortly before the holotype was collected.

Species: chaoyangensis ZHOU & ZHANG, 2002
Etymology: In reference to the Chaoyang locality, where the specimen was found.

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

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation.


Age: Early Cretaceous.

Referred material:

ZHOU & ZHANG, 2003

IVPP V13275: A nearly complete articulated skeleton, lacking only the sternum and some toes of the left foot, and gastroliths.