Azhdarcho was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Azhdarcho lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Azhdarcho fossil was discovered in 1984.

Quick facts about Azhdarcho:

  • Existed from Turonian Age to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Azhdarcho illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Azhdarcho was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. L. Sanz. 1986. Nouveaux gisements de dinosaures dans le Crétacé espagnol [New dinosaur localities in the Spanish Cretaceous]. Les Dinosaures de La Chine à La France, Colloque International de Paléontologie, Toulouse, France, 2-6 Septembre 1985; Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse, Toulouse
  • H. Astibia and E. Buffetaut. 1990. The fossil vertebrates from the Lano (Basque Country, Spain); new evidence on the composition and affinities of the Late Cretaceous continental faunas of Europe. Terra Nova 2:460-466
  • L. A. Nessov. 1995. Dinozavri severnoi Yevrazii: Novye dannye o sostave kompleksov, ekologii i paleobiogeografii [Dinosaurs of northern Eurasia: new data about assemblages, ecology, and paleobiogeography]. Institute for Scientific Research on the Earth's Crust, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg