Genus: Plataleorhynchus HOWSE & MILNER, 1995
Etymology: Greek, Platalea, the generic name of the spoonbill, derived from Platys-flat’ and Rynchos (Latinised to Rhynchus)-a snout: Spoonbill snout.

Species: sterptorophorodon HOWSE & MILNER, 1995
Etymology: Greek, streptophoros, collar-wearing and Greek, odontos, a tooth: Collar-wearing tooth.

Holotype: BMNH R11957

Locality: Quarry near Langton, Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset County, England, Southern United Kingdom. (The precise locality is not known)

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


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

Material: An incomplete section of a pterodactyloid rostrum.