Woodwardopterus is a genus of prehistoric eurypterid classified as part of the family Mycteroptidae. The genus contains one species, W. scabrosus, from the Carboniferous of Glencartholm, Scotland.[1]

Temporal range: Carboniferous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Order: Eurypterida
Superfamily: Mycteropoidea
Family: Mycteroptidae
Genus: Woodwardopterus
Kjellesvig-Waering, 1959
Type species
Woodwardopterus scabrosus
Woodward, 1887

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  1. ^ Dunlop, J. A., Penney, D. & Jekel, D. 2015. A summary list of fossil spiders and their relatives. In World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, version 16.0 http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/resources/fossils/Fossils16.0.pdf (PDF).