Genus: Hongshanopterus WANG, CAMPOS, ZHOU & KELLNER, 2008
Etymology: The generic name is derived from the Hongshan culture whose archaeological sites are mainly found in western Liaoning Province and in neighboring southeastern Inner Mongolia, and Greek, pterus, "wing."

Species: lacustris WANG, CAMPOS, ZHOU & KELLNER, 2008
Etymology: Latin, lacustris, "lacustrine"; in reference to the depositional environment of some layers of the Jiufotang Formation.

Holotype: IVPP V14582

Locality: Dapingfang, Chaoyang County, western Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation, Jehol Group.


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

Material: Skull, atlas, axis and three cervical vertebrae.