Named By: Wand & Zhou - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Ctenochasmatidae.
Species: C. grabaui (type).
Type: Filter feeder.
Size: Information not available at the time of writing.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Cathayopterus is another member of the filter feeding group of pterosaurs that are known from all over the world with particularly notable genera hailing from South America (Pterodaustro) and Europe (Ctenochasma).
- Pterosaur assemblages of the Jehol Biota and their implication for the Early Cretaceous pterosaur radiation. - Geological Journal. 41 (3–4): 405–418. - Xiaolin Wang & Zhonghe Zhou - 2006.