Montanazhdarcho was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Montanazhdarcho lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in North America. The first Montanazhdarcho fossil was discovered in 1993.

Quick facts about Montanazhdarcho:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to 72.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a glacier
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Montanazhdarcho was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Padian and A. J. de Ricqles. 1995. Bone histology determines identification of a new fossil taxon of pterosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria). Comptes Rendus de l’Academie des Science, Serie II (320):77-84