(named after the isle of Wight).
Named By: David M. Martill, Mick Green, Roy Smith, Megan Jacobs & John Winch - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchoidea, Tapejaridae, Sinopterinae.
Species: W. declivirostris (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: England - Wessex Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Tip of the premaxilla (upper jaw).
genus of tapejarid pterosaur
that lived in Europe during the early
Cretaceous. Wightia is named after the Isle of
Wight which is
situated on the southern coast of England.
- First tapejarid pterosaur from the Wessex Formation (Wealden Group: Lower Cretaceous, Barremian) of the United Kingdom. - Cretaceous Research. - David M. Martill, Mick Green, Roy Smith, Megan Jacobs & John Winch - 2020.