Named By: Matyas Vremir, Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner, Darren Naish, & Gareth Dyke - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae.
Species: E. langendorfensis (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Romania, Transylvania - Sebes Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Some cervical (neck) vertebrae and a partial right hand and fingers.
Eurazhdarcho was named because of its location and its close relationship to the type genus of the azhdarchidae, Azdarcho. Unfortunately not much of Eurazhdarcho is known, and what has been preserved is in a very poor state of preservation. We don’t know yet exactly how big Eurazhdarcho was because there simply isn’t enough of the skeleton to know for certain. But azdarchid pterosaurs from Romania could grow big as evidenced by the pterosaur Hatzegopteryx, a possible contender for the largest pterosaur of all time.
- A New Azhdarchid Pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous of the Transylvanian Basin, Romania: Implications for Azhdarchid Diversity and Distribution, Matyas Vremir, Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner, Darren Naish, & Gareth Dyke - 2013.