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meaning: "Arabic for Phoenix"
Named By: Ibrahim et al in 2010
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 95 Ma
Location: Africa, Morocco - Kem Kem Beds
Size: Unknown for certain, but comparison with similar pterosaur species has given estimates of a 4 meter wingspan to one individual, and a 6 meter wingspan attributed to a larger individual
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Jaw fragments and possible neck vertebra
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Azhdarchidae |

Alanqa is a genus of pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous Kem Kem Beds (which date to the late Albian or Cenomanian age) of southeastern Morocco.

The name Alanqa comes from the Arabic word l`nq al-'anqa', for a Phoenix similar to the Simurgh of Persian mythology.

Read more about Alanqa at Wikipedia
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