Paleontological Journal

, 42:634

A new late Cretaceous azhdarchid (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the Volga Region


  • A. O. Averianov
    • Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Geological FacultySaratov State University
  • E. M. Pervushov
    • Geological FacultySaratov State University

DOI: 10.1134/S0031030108060099

Cite this article as:
Averianov, A.O., Arkhangelsky, M.S. & Pervushov, E.M. Paleontol. J. (2008) 42: 634. doi:10.1134/S0031030108060099


A new azhdarchid genus and species, Volgadraco bogolubovi gen. et sp. nov., is described based on an anterior fragment of the mandibular symphysis (mandibular beak) and some postcranial elements from the Rybushka Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Lower Campanian) of the Shirokii Karamysh 2 locality, Saratov Region. The new taxon is intermediate in size and vascularization of the mandibular beak between medium-sized Turonian-Santonian azhdarchids (Azhdarcho, Bakonydraco) and the giant Maastrichtian azhdarchid Quetzalcoatlus.

Key words

PterosauriaAzhdarchidaenew taxaCretaceousSaratov RegionRussia

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