Genus: Yixianopterus LU, JI, YUAN, GAO, SUN & JI, 2006
Etymology: Yixian refers to the Yixian Formation, in which many beautiful fossils were discovered, Greek, pterus, "wing", the common suffix of pterosaur taxa.
Species: jingangshanensis LU, JI, YUAN, GAO, SUN & JI, 2006
Etymology: Jingangshan referes to the fossil locality, where the Jingangshan bed of the Yixian Formation is well exposed.
Locality: Jingangshan, Yixian County, Liaoning Province, China.
Horizon: Upper part of the Yixian Formation.
Age: Early Cretaceous.
Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.