Alternative combination: Ornithodesmus latidens
Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1901. Dragons of the air, an account of extinct flying reptiles, Meuthen, London, 239 pp
Sister taxon: Istiodactylus sinensis
Type specimen: BMNH R176, a partial skeleton (incomplete skull, axial skeleton, wings). Its type locality is Brook, Istiodactylus, which is in a Barremian/Aptian terrestrial horizon in the United Kingdom.
Ecology: volant piscivore