Genus: Cathayopterus WANG & ZHOU, 2006
Etymology: From Cathay, the old poetic name of China, and Greek, -pterus, "wing"; the suffix of pterosaur:
Species: grabaui WANG & ZHOU, 2006
Etymology: In honor of Amadeus William Grabau who studied geology of northern China for the first time in detail.
Locality: Dawangzhangzi Bed, Western Liaoning Province, China.
Horizon: Middle Yixian Formation.
Age: Early Cretaceous.
Material: Fragmentary skull.