Temporal range: Middle Triassic-Late Triassic, 230–225 Ma
Type specimen of Sharovipteryx
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauromorpha
Family: Sharovipterygidae
Tatarinov, 1989
Type species
Podopteryx mirabilis
Sharov, 1971

Sharovipterygidae is a family of strange gliding archosauromorphs from the mid-Triassic of Eurasia, notable for their short forelimbs and long, wing-like hindlimbs, which supported membranes for gliding. They are represented by Sharovipteryx and Ozimek volans.

A 2019 phylogenetic analysis suggested that Ozimek, and by extension Sharovipteryx, may belong to the Tanystropheidae.

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