Genus: Lonchodraco RODRIGUES & KELLNER, 2013
Etymology: Greek, lonchos, "lance" and Latin, draco, "dragon."

Species: giganteus (BOWERBANK, 1846) (nomen dubium)
Etymology: Latin, gigas, “giant.”
= Pterodactylus giganteus BOWERBANK, 1846 non OKEN, 1819 (nomen dubium)
= Lonchodectes giganteus (BOWERBANK, 1846) (nomen dubium)
= Ornithochirus giganetus (BOWERBANK, 1846) (nomen dubium)
= Ornithodesmus giganteus (BOWERBANK, 1846) (nomen dubium)
= Pterodactylus conirostris OWEN, 1850 (nomen dubium)

Holotype: NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39412

Locality: Culand Pits, near Maidstone, Burham, (TQ 738617), Kent County, England, Southern United Kingdom.

Horizon: Lower Chalk-Upper Chalk.


Age: Cenomanian Stage, Uppermiddle Gallic Subepoch, Lowermost Gulf Epoch-Turonian Stage, Uppermost Gallic Subepoch, Lower Gulf Epoch, Middle-Late Cretaceous.

Material: Distal end of skull and dentary, right scapula and coracoid, part of sternum?

Referred material:


NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39413: Fragmentary sternum?

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39415a: Fragmentary wing bone?

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39417: Shaft of wing bone.

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39414: Fragmentary tibia?

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39415b: Fragmentary long bones and portion of rib.

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 39413: Fragmentary long bone.


KNOLL & BOUVEUR, 2001/BARROIS, 1874, 1875

Locality: ‘Craie blanche, Lezennes-Lez-Lille, Nord Department, France.


Biostratigraphy: Micraster cortestudinarium.

Age: Coniacian Stage, Lower Senonian Subepoch, Lower Gulf Epoch, Early Late Cretaceous.


Number: Not given: Probable tibia.