Alternative combinations: Ornithocheirus sedgwickii, Ptenodactylus sedgwickii, Pterodactylus sedgwickii
Full reference: R. Owen. 1859. Supplement (No. I) to the Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs 1-19
Type specimen: CAMSM B54.422, a partial skull (Rostrum). Its type locality is Cambridge Greensand [non-specific locality data], which is in an Albian open shallow subtidal marl in the Cambridge Greensand Formation of the United Kingdom.