Monday, July 30, 2012

[Paleontology • 2007] Aralazhdarcho bostobensis • New records of azhdarchids (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the late Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia


Aralazhdarcho bostobensis sp. nov. from the Bostobe Formation (Santonian–Lower Campanian) of the Shakh-Shakh locality, Kyzylorda Region, Kazakhstan

Abstract
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.

Key words: Azhdarchidae, Pterosauria, Late Cretaceous, Russia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia.


SYSTEMATIC PALEONTOLOGY
Order Pterosauria
Suborder Pterodactyloidei
S u p e r f a m i l y  Azhdarchoidea Nessov, 1984
Family Azhdarchidae Nessov, 1984

Genus Aralazhdarcho Averianov, gen. nov.
Etymology.  From the Aral Sea and the genus Azhdarcho Nessov, 1984


Averianov, A.O. 2007. New records of azhdarchids (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the late Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia. Paleontological Journal. 41 (2): 189–197. DOI:10.1134/S0031030107020098.

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