Named By: M. Wang & D. Liu - 2015.
Synonyms: Cathayornis caudatus, Similicathayornis.
Classification: Chordata, Redptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Ornithothoraces, Enantiornithes.
Species: H. caudatus (type).
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains on a rock slab.
Originally named as a species of Cathayornis, Houornis is a genus of enantiornithine bird that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.
- Taxonomical reappraisal of Cathayornithidae (Aves: Enantiornithes). - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. - M. Wang & D. Liu - 2015.