Named By: Lü & Ji - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosuria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchoidea, Chaoyangopteridae.
Species: E. liaoxiensis (type).
Size: 1.6 meter wingspan.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formaition.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton.
Originally thought to be a basal azdarchid, Eoazhdarcho is now placed in the Chaoyangopteridae, the group that includes Chaoyangopterus. This group still falls within the azdarchoidea, and with a 1.6 meter wingspan, Eoazhdarcho is one of the smaller members of the group. Eoazhdarcho has a toothless beak possibly indicating a similar stork lifestyle as has been hypothesized for the azdarchids.
- New azhdarchid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning. Acta Geologica Sinica 79(3):301-307. - J. Lü & Q. Ji - 2005.