Genus: Doratorhynchus SEELEY, 1875 (nomen vanum)
Etymology: Greek, dorat- (dory), "spear" and Greek, rhygkhos, "snout" + us: the name referes to the compressed, elongated, many-toothed, spear-shaped jaw.

Species: validus (OWEN, 1870) SEELEY, 1875 (nomen vanum)
Etymology: Latin, validum, “strong”.
= Pterodactylus validus OWEN, 1870 (nomen vanum)
= Cycnorhamphus validus (OWEN, 1870) SEELEY, 1901 (nomen vanum)
= Ornithocheirus validus (OWEN, 1870) NEWTON, 1888 (nomen vanum)
= Ornithochirus validus (OWEN, 1870) LYDEKKER, 1888 (sic, nomen vanum)
= Doratorhynchus validum OWEN, 1891 (sic)

Holotype: BMNH 40653

Locality: Probably from the Langton Matravers Quarry, Swanage County, England, Southern United Kingdom.

Horizon: ‘Middle Purbeck Beds’, Purbeck limestone Formation.


Age: Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic or Berriasian Stage, Lowermost Neocomian Subepoch, Lower Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: First or second phalanx of digit IV of a right manus of a large pterodactyloid.