|Named By:||von Huene in 1922|
|Time Period:||Early - Late Cretaceous|
|Location:||Australia, Russia, USA and Columbia. Further material possibly from New Zealand and Western Europe as well|
|Size:||Around 7 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Many specimens including adults, juveniles|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Ichthyosauria | Ophthalmosauridae ||
Platypterygius is an ichthyosaur of the family Ophthalmosauridae. It is most closely related to the genera Caypullisaurus and Brachypterygius.