Genus: Portugalophis CLADWELL, NYDAM, PALCI & APESTEGUIA, 2015
Etymology: In reference to Portugal, country of its origin, and Greek, ophis, "snake."

Species: lignites CLADWELL, NYDAM, PALCI & APESTEGUIA, 2015
Etymology: Latin, lignites, "lignum"; in recognition of Portugal, snake affinities, and coal-lithology of Guimarota Mine.
= Parviraptor cf. estei EVANS, 1994

Holotype: MG-LNEG 28091

Locality: Guimarota lignite mine (Mina de Lignito Guimarota), 1.5 km SSE of Leiria, Leiria District, Bombarral Sub-Basin, Lusitanian Basin, Portugal.

Horizon: Alcobaca Formation.


Age: Kimmeridgian Stage, Lower-Middle Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Left maxilla.

Paratype: MG-LNEG 28904: Dentary.

Referred mateiral:

MG-LNEG 28100: Partial left maxilla.

Freie Universtat, Berlin: Uncatalogued:


Gui Squ 18: Anterior half of a dentary with teeth.

Gui Squ 17: Maxilla with one tooth.