Dorygnathus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Dorygnathus lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in Europe.

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Dorygnathus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Wild. 1971. Dorygnathus mistelgauensis n. sp., ein neuer Flugsaurier aus dem Lias Epsilon von Mistelgau (Fränkischer Jura). Geologische Blätter für Nordost-Bayern und angrenzende Gebiete 21(4):178-195
  • D. Delsate and R. Wild. 2000. Premiere decouverte d'un reptile volant determinable (Pterosauria, Dorygnathus cf banthensis) du Toarcien inferieur (Jurassique inferieur) de Nancy (Lorraine, France). Bulletin de l'Académie et de la Societé Lorraine des Sciences 39(1-4):3-14
  • K. Padian. 2008. The Early Jurassic pterosaur Dorygnathus banthensis (Theodori, 1830). Special Papers in Palaeontology 80:1-64