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Eoazhdarcho is a genus of azhdarchoid pterodactyloid pterosaur named in 2005 by Chinese paleontologists Lü Junchang and Ji Qiang. [1]

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The Aptian is an age in the geologic timescale or a stage in the stratigraphic column.

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Azhdarchidae (from اژدرها (Aždarha), the Persian word for dragon) is a family of pterosaurs known primarily from the late Cretaceous Period, though an isolated vertebra apparently from an azhdarchid is known from the early Cretaceous as well (late Berriasian age, about 140Ma ago).

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Azhdarcho is a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur from the late Cretaceous Period of the Bissekty Formation (middle Turonian stage,Averianov, A.O. (2010). "." Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 314(3): 246-317. about 92 million years ago) of Uzbekistan.

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Azhdarchoidea is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea.

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Basal (phylogenetics)

In phylogenetics, basal is the direction of the base (or root) of a rooted phylogenetic tree or cladogram.

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Chaoyang, Liaoning

Chaoyang is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning province, People's Republic of China.

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The Chaoyangopteridae are a family of pterosaurs within the Azhdarchoidea.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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A clade (from κλάδος, klados, "branch") is a group of organisms that consists of a common ancestor and all its lineal descendants, and represents a single "branch" on the "tree of life".

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Cladistics (from Greek κλάδος, klados, i.e. "branch") is an approach to biological classification in which organisms are categorized based on shared derived characteristics that can be traced to a group's most recent common ancestor and are not present in more distant ancestors.

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Early Cretaceous

The Early Cretaceous/MiddleCretaceous (geochronological name) or the Lower Cretaceous (chronostratigraphic name), is the earlier or lower of the two major divisions of the Cretaceous.

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Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.

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In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.

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A holotype is a single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to have been used when the species (or lower-ranked taxon) was formally described.

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Liaoning is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northeast of the country.

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Liaoxi Province

Liaoxi was a former province in Northeast China, located in what is now part of Liaoning and Jilin provinces.

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List of pterosaur genera

This list of pterosaurs is a comprehensive listing of all genera that have ever been included in the order Pterosauria, excluding purely vernacular terms.

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Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific study of life existent prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch roughly 11,700 years before present.

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Pterodactyloidea (derived from the Greek words πτερόν (pterón, for usual ptéryx) "wing", and δάκτυλος (dáctylos) "finger" meaning "winged finger", "wing-finger" or "finger-wing") is one of the two traditional suborders of pterosaurs ("wing lizards"), and contains the most derived members of this group of flying reptiles.

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Pterosaurs (meaning "winged lizard") were flying reptiles of the clade or order Pterosauria.

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Specific name (zoology)

In zoological nomenclature, the specific name (also specific epithet or species epithet) is the second part (the second name) within the name of a species (a binomen).

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Type species

In zoological nomenclature, a type species (Species typica) is the species name with which the name of a genus or subgenus is considered to be permanently taxonomically associated, i.e., the species that contains the biological type specimen(s).

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The wingspan (or just span) of an airplane or a bird, is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.

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Yixian Formation

The Yixian Formation is a geological formation in Jinzhou, Liaoning, People's Republic of China, that spans 11 million years during the early Cretaceous period.

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2005 in paleontology

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eoazhdarcho

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