Ptachius hhaemus
Artist's impression of Ptachius hhaemus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Archosauria
Genus: Ptachius
Huxley, 1883
Type species
Ptachius hhaemus
Huxley, 1883
  • Ptachisaurus Huxley, 1897

Ptachius is a dubious genus of archosaur from Wolverhampton. It may have been a pterosaur or a dinosaur. The type species, Ptachius hhaemus, is known from two teeth.

Discovered from Triassic and Jurassic sediments in Portobello and Walsall in Wolverhampton in 1878 by Thomas Henry Huxley and was named in 1883.


  • T.H.Huxley: Digging up the past: Wolverhampton
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