Montanazhdarcho

Name: Montanazhdarcho (Montana Azhdarcho).
Phonetic: Mon-tan-ah-az-dar-ko.
Named By: Kevin Padian, Armand de Ricqlès, and Jack Horner - 1995.
Classification: Carnivore, Reptilia, Pterosaur, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchoidea, Azhdarchidae.
Species: M. minor (type).
Type: Piscivore/carnivore.
Size: 2.5 meter wingspan.
Known locations: USA, Montana, Glacier County, Blackfoot Nation - Two Medicine Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains including partial mandible, shoulder girdle, cervical vertebra and partial left wing.

       Not much can be said about Montanazhdarcho except that much of the fossil material, with the exception of the crushed cervical vertebra, was uncompressed. The fossil was also of an adult individual which at a two and half meter wingspan, was small by azdarchid standards.



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