Genus: Quetzalcoatlus LAWSON, 1975
Etymology: In reference to the Mesoamerican feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl.

Species: northropi LAWSON, 1975
Etymology: In honor of John “Jack” Northrop, who developed the tailless flying wing aircraft in the 1940s.
= Nova LAWSON, 1972 (nomen nudum)

Holotype: TMM 41450-3

Locality: Dawson Creek, 3.2 kilometers west of Maverick Ranger Station, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas.

Horizon: Lower part of the Javelina (Tornillo) Formation, Tornillo Group.


Age: Lancian age, Maastrichtian Stage, Uppermost Senonian subepoch, Upper Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: Left humerus, partial radius, ulna, proximal and distal carpals, metacarpal and 1st and 2nd phalanges of 4th digit.

Referred material:

Number: Not given: 4 wings, a neck, the hind legs, and mandibles.


HORTON, 2006

Locality: West of Cottonwood Wash Canyon, Brewster County, Texas.

Horion: Javelina Formation.


Age: Middle Maastrichtian Stage, Late Senonian Subepoch, Late Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.


Number: Not given: Bone fragment.