Name: Aralazhdarcho (Aral azhdarcho).
Phonetic: A-ral-az-dar-ko.
Named By: Alexander Averianov - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae.
Species: A. bostobensis (type).
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil material.
Known locations: Kazakhstan - Bostobe Formation.
Time period: Santonian to Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Front portion of a cervical (neck) vertebra).

       Unfortunately because a portion of the neck vertebra is the only known fossil of Aralazhdarcho, not a lot can be said about the living creature. As you may have figured out for yourselves the name Aralazhdarcho is in reference to the Aral Sea, combined with the genus Azhdarcho, the genus that led to the formation of the Azhdarchidae pterosaurs that include giants such as Quetzalcoatlus.

Further reading
- New records of azhdarchids (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the late Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia. - Paleontological Journal. 41 (2): 189–197. A. O. Averianov - 2007.


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