Genus: Jidapterus DONG, SU & WU, 2003
Etymology: In honor of Jilin Daxue or Jilin University, and Latinised Greek, pteron, "wing."

Species: edentus DONG, SU & WU, 2003
Etymology: Latin, edentus, "toothless."

Holotype: CAD-01

Locality: Chaoyang, Western Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Jiufotang Formation, Jehol Group.


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

Material: Skull and fragmentary skeleton.