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meaning: "Hao's wing"
Named By: Wang & Lu in 2005
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 124.6 Ma
Location: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation
Size: 125 centimetre wingspan
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Single almost complete skeleton of a sub adult
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Ornithocheiridae |

Haopterus is a ornithocheiroid pterodactyloid pterosaur genus from the Barremian-Aptian-age Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning, China. It was in 2001 named by Wang Xiaolin and Lu Junchang. The type species is Haopterus gracilis. The genus name honours Professor Hao Yichun and combines his name with a Latinised Greek pteron, "wing". The specific name, "slender-built" in Latin, refers to the condition of the metatarsals.

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