Genus: Ornithocheirus SEELEY, 1869
Etymology: Greek, ornithos, "bird" and Greek, cheir, "hand"; "bird hand."
Note: The genus Ornithocheirus is in dire need of restudy to determine which species belong to Ornithocheirus. The following list follows the latest placements of species.
= Ornithochirus LYDEKKER, 1888/COPE, 1872 (sic)
= Ptenodactylus SEELEY, 1869 preoccupied GRAY 1845
Etymology: Greek, pteno, “bird” and Greek, dactylus, “finger”; bird finger.

Genus: simus (OWEN, 1861) SEELEY, 1869
Etymology: Greek, simos, "flat nose."
= Pterodactylus simus OWEN, 1861
= Criorhynchus simus (OWEN, 1861) OWEN, 1874

Holotype: CAMSM B54.428 (old Woodwardian Museum)

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

Horizon: Cambridge Greensand.

Biostratigraphy:

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

Material: Distal fragment of premaxilla.

Referred material:

LYDEKKER 1888

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 35412: Fragmentary muzzle.

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) R546: Fragmentary premaxilla

NHMUK PV (old BMNH) 35418, 35418a: Fragmentary teeth.

RODRIGUES & KELLNER, 2013

CAMSM B54552, B54429, B54677, MANCH L.10832: Fragmentary premaxillae.

 

= Ornithocherius cf. simus JACOBS, MARTILL, UNWIN, IBRAHIM, ZOUHRI & LONGRICH, 2020

Locality: Precise location unknown, Tafilalt, Morocco.

Horizon: Kem Kem Beds, Ifezouane Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

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

Material:

FSAC-KK 5025 (cast), SMNK PAL 45821: Tip of a premaxilla.

 

= Ornithocheirus platyrhinus SEELEY, 1869 (nomen nudum)
Etymology: Greek, platy, “wide” and Greek, rhinos, “nose.”
= Criorhynchus platyrhinus (SEELEY, 1869) HOOLEY, 1914 (nomen nudum)

Holotype: Woodwardian Museum.

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

Horizon: Cambridge Greensand.

Biostratigraphy:

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

Material: Premaxilla.

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