Genus: Samrukia NAISH, DYKE, CAU, ESCUILLE, & GODEFROIT, 2012
Etymology: Samruk, the mythological Kazakh Phoenix.
Species: nessovi NAISH, DYKE, CAU, ESCUILLE, & GODEFROIT, 2012
Etymology: in honor of Lev Nesov (1947-1995). Note: The correct Russian spelling of Nessov is with one 's'.
Note: The above authors believed Samrukia to belong to a bird, but Buffetaut, 2011 (which came out before Naish et al, though Buffetaut did refer to their paper) places Samrukia into pterosauria
Holotype: WDC Kz-001
Locality: Dzhusalin or the Nizhnesyrdr'in uplift, Akkurgan, Northeast of the Aral Sea, Southern Kazakhstan.
Horizon: Bostobinskaya Formation.
Age: Santonian-Campanian Stage, Senonian Subepoch, Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.
Material: Mandibular ramus.