|Named By:||Lu Jinchang & Ji Qiang in 2005|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous, 124.6 Ma|
|Location:||China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation|
|Size:||1.45 meter wingspan. Skull 23.5 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Skull and almost complete skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Ornithocheiroidea | Boreopteridae ||
Boreopterus is a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Barremian-Aptian-age Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Dalian, Liaoning, China.
The genus was named in 2005 by Lu Jinchang and Ji Qiang. The type species is Boreopterus cuiae. The genus name is derived from Greek boreios, "northern" and pteron, "wing". The specific epithet honours Cui Xu.
The genus is based on holotype JZMP-04-07-3, a nearly complete but crushed skeleton and skull. The skull is 235 millimeters long (9.25 inches), low and elongated with a rounded tip. Its wingspan is estimated to have been around 1.45 meters (4.76 feet). Its teeth, especially the anterior nine pairs, are quite large, forming a mesh of sharp teeth at the front of the mouth; the third and fourth teeth from the front are the largest. There are at least 27 teeth in each side of both the upper and lower jaws, which is a large amount.