Genus: Sharovipteryx COWEN, 1981
Etymology: In honor of the Russian Paleontologist/Entomologist, Aleksandr Grigorevich Sharov, who first discovered the specimen, and Greek, pteryx, "wing": Sharov’s Wing.
= Podopteryx SHAROV, 1971/SELYSLONGCHAMPS, 1871
Etymology: Greek podo, "foot" and Greek, pteryx, "wing": Foot Wing.

Species: mirabilis (SHAROV, 1971) COWEN, 1981
= Podopteryx mirabilis SHAROV, 1971
Etymology: Latin, mirabilis "wonderful"; alludes to unusual state of preservation of the type specimen.

Holotype: PIN No. 2584/8

Locality: Site 14, Dzhailyau-Cho, Madygen area, Lyailyakskii District, Osh Province, Turkestan Range, Southern Fergana, Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia).

Horizon: Madygen Formation.


Age: Ladinian Stage, Mid Triassic Epoch-Carnian Stage, Lower Late Triassic Epoch, Middle to Late Triassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton showing membrane from front legs to hind and hind legs to tail.