Genus: Nova?

Species: fittoni (OWEN, 1859) UNWIN, 2000
Etymology: In honor of William Henry Fitton (1780-1861) one of the founders of the Geological Society of London, and who may be regarded as the discoverer of the system now called "Neocomian,", which includes the Green-sand matrix of the Flying Reptiles under consideration.
= Pterodactylus fittoni OWEN, 1859
= Ptenodactylus fittoni (OWEN, 1859) SEELEY, 1869
= Ornithocheirus fittoni (OWEN, 1859) SEELEY, 1870
= Ornithochirus fittoni (OWEN, 1859) LYDEKKER, 1888 (sic)

Holotype: NHMUK PV (old BMNH) R. 540

Locality: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire County, England, Southern United Kingdom.

Horizon: Upper Cambridge Greensand.


Age: Turonian Stage, Uppermost Gallic Subepoch, Lower Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Late Cretaceous.

Material: Distal fragment of premaxilla, fragments of skeleton.

Lectotype: CAMSM B54.423: Anterior end of a rostrum.

Left; Right lateral view and Right; ventral view.

Referred material:

UNWIN, 2001

CAMSM B54.556: Anterior end of a rostrum.

Upper; Right laterial view; Middle, ventral view; Bottom, dorsal view.