It was a distant cousin to Quetzalcoatlus (featured earlier int he last episode of Walking with Dinosaurs) and was similar to it in appearance and behavior. It died out at the end of the Mesozoic era.
It is known from fragmentary remains including the distinctive, elongated neck vertebrae that characterizes members of the family Azhdarchidae, which also includes such giant pterosaurs as Quetzalcoatlus.
The name Azhdarcho comes from the Uzbek word azhdarkho, the name of a dragon in Uzbek mythology.
- Identified as such in the now deleted Walking with Dinosaurs factfiles.