Genus: Boreopterus LU & JI, 2005
Etymology: Greek, bore, "north"; implying that the new pterosaur from geographically northern part of China, and Greek, -pterus, "wing," the common suffix for pterosaurs.

Species: cuiae LU & JI, 2005
Etymology: In honor of Ms. Cui Xu, who collected this beautiful specimen and offers it for scientific study.

Holotype: JZMP-04-07-3

Locality: Jinzhou, Yixian County, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiangshangou Member, Yixian Formation, Jehol Group.


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

Material: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.


Species: giganticus JIANG, WANG, MENG, & CHENG, 2014
Etymology: Greek, gigantikos, "giant"; in reference to its larger size than Boreopterus cuiae.

Holotype: IVPP V14588

Locality: Heichengzi, Beipiao, western Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Yixian Formation.


Age: Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Nearly complete skull and mandible.