Haopterus Wang and Lü 2001 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Full reference: X. Wang and J. Lü. 2001. Discovery of a pterodactylid pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 46:1112-1117

Parent taxon: Lophocratia according to B. Andres et al. 2014

See also Andres and Ji 2008, Lü et al. 2008, Unwin 2003, Wang and Dong 2008, Wang and Lü 2001, Wang and Zhou 2006 and Zhou and Wang 2010

Sister taxa: Beipiaopterus, Ctenochasma, Ctenochasmatoidea, Cycnorhamphus, Elanodactylus, Eosipterus, Feilongus, Gallodactylus, Gegepterus, Germanodactylus, Gnathosaurus, Huanhepterus, Kepodactylus, Normannognathus, Ornithocheiroidea, Plataleorhynchus, Pterodaustro

Subtaxa: Haopterus gracilis

View classification

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Sihetun, locality 1 (Cretaceous of China)

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.