Genus: Archaeoistiodactylus LÜ & FUCHA, 2010
Etymology: Greek, Archaeo, "ancient," implying that the new pterosaur is an ancestor form of Istiodactylus.

Species: linglongtaensis LÜ & FUCHA, 2010
Etymology: In reference to the type locality, Linglongta of Jianchang County, Liaoning Province.

Holotype: JPM04-0008

Locality: Linglongta, Jianchang County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Tiaojishan Formation.


Age: Middle Jurassic.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.