|Named By:||Lu et al in 2006|
|Time Period:||Aptian of the Cretaceous|
|Location:||China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation|
|Size:||Estimated 20 centimetre skull length|
|Fossil(s):||Partial skeleton and jaws|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Ornithocheiridae ||
Yixianopterus had numerous small concical teeth in its jaws that would have allowed it to pluck fish from the water. The pterosaur Avgodectes is considered by some to be a potential synonym of Yixianopterus, although at the time of writing this is still under debate.