New records of Azhdarchids (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the late Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia

  title={New records of Azhdarchids (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the late Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia},
  author={Alexander O. Averianov},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  • A. Averianov
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Geology
  • Paleontological Journal
A review of 12 azhdarchid localities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan is given. New records of unidentifiable azhdarchids from the Khodzhakul (Cenomanian), Tyul’keli (Turonian-Coniacian), Kansai (Santonian), Malaya Serdoba, and Beloe Ozero (Campanian) localities and a new taxon, Aralazhdarcho bostobensis gen. et sp. nov. (Shakh-Shakh, Santonian-Campanian), are described. 

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  • D. Unwin
  • Biology
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2003
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