Named By: Romain Vullo, Géraldine Garcia, Pascal Godefroit, Aude Cincotta & Xavier Valentin - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae.
Species: M. maggii (type).
Size: Holotype wingspan roughly estimated to be about 4.5 meters, but this is for a juvenile. Adult size unknown.
Known locations: France.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial skeleton. Remains are of a juvenile.
is a genus of azdarchid pterosaur
that lived in Western Europe during
the late Cretaceous. Because the remains of the holotype individual
are both incomplete and of an immature individual, the full size of
Mistralazhdarcho is unknown at the time of
writing. Comparison to
the remains of other azdarchid pterosaur genera however suggests that
when fully grown Mistralazhdarcho would have had a
between five and six meters, at medium size for an azdarchid
- Mistralazhdarcho maggii, gen. et sp. nov., a new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of southeastern France. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. - Romain Vullo, Géraldine Garcia, Pascal Godefroit, Aude Cincotta & Xavier Valentin - 2018.