Genus: Maaradactylus BANTIM, SARAIVA, OLIVEIRA, & SAYAO, 2014
Etymology: The genus Maaradactylus comes from a mythical legend of the Cariri Indian tribe who lived in lakes which now correspond to the Araripe Basin (Araripe plateau). Maara was a princess who was ordered to live forever in the form of a monster attacking fisherman at night; and Greek, dactylus, "finger," traditionally used to denote pterosaur taxa.
= Genus nova BANTIM, SARAIVA, & SAYAO, 2013

Species: kellneri BANTIM, SARAIVA, OLIVEIRA, & SAYAO, 2014
Etymology: In honor of Dr. Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner, due to his efforts driving the growth of Brazilian paleontology and studies involving the systematics of pterosaurs.

Holotype: MPSC R 2357

Locality: Sao Goncalo site, Santana do Cariri city, Ceara State, Brazil.

Horizon: Romualdo Formation, Santana Group.


Age: Late Aptian or Early Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: A nearly complete skull.