Genus: Xianglong LI, GAO, HOU & XU, 2007
Etymology: The generic name means flying dragon in Chinese.

Species: zhaoi LI, GAO, HOU & XU, 2007
Etymology: In honor of Zhao Dayu, one of the founders of the Liaoning Paleontological Museum.

Holotype: LPM 000666

Locality: Zhuanchengzi locality, near Yizhou, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Zhuanchengzi Bed, Yixian Formation, Jehol Group.


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

Material: Skull and skeleton.

Note: Patagium impression, skin (scale) impressions and collagen fibers.