Brachypterygius is a genus of ichthyosaur that lived in the Late Jurassic. Fossils have been found in England and European Russia.[1][2] It is a member of the family Ophthalmosauridae, and closely related to Platypterygius and Caypullisaurus.[3]

Genera considered junior synonyms of Brachypterygius include Grendelius and Otschevia.[2]


  1. ^ Efimov VM. 1998. An Ichthyosaur, Otschevia pseudoscythica gen. et sp. nov. from the Upper Jurassic Strata of the Ulyanovsk Region (Volga Region). Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 32 (2): 187-191.
  2. ^ a b Maisch MW, Matzke AT. 2000. The Ichthyosauria. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 298: 1-159
  3. ^ Fernández M. 2007. Redescription and phylogenetic position of Caypullisaurus (Ichthyosauria: Ophthalmosauridae). Journal of Paleontology 81 (2): 368-375.

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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