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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 122 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Family: Ctenochasmatidae
Genus: Cathayopterus
Type species
Cathayopterus grabaui
Wang & Zhou, 2006

Cathayopterus is a ctenochasmatid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous-age Yixian Formation of Liaoning, China. It is a member of the group of pterosaurian filter-feeders. The type species is C. grabaui, described in 2006 by Wang and Zhou.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Xiaolin, Wang; Zhonghe, Zhou (2006). "Pterosaur assemblages of the Jehol Biota and their implication for the Early Cretaceous pterosaur radiation". Geological Journal. 41 (3–4): 405–418. doi:10.1002/gj.1046. [dead link]
  2. ^ Xiaolin, Wang; Zhou, Zhonghe (2006). Rong, Jiayu; Fang, Zongjie; Zhou, Zhonghe; et al., eds. "Originations and Radiations—Evidences from the Chinese Fossil Record". Beijing: Science Press: 665–689, 937–938.  |first5= missing |last5= in Editors list (help); |chapter= ignored (help)