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meaning: "Bakony dragon"
Named By: Atilla Osi, David Weishampel & Jianu Coralia in 2005
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, Santonian
Location: Hungary, Veszprem County, Bakony Mountains - Csehbanya Formation
Size: 3.5 to 4 meter wingspan
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Based upon a partial mandible (lower jaw). A symphysis, the part where both halves of the lower jaw are fused together at the front has also been attributed to Bakonydraco. Partial material composed of cervical (neck) vertebrae and wing bones have also been found in proximity to the original find, and may also belong to Bakonydraco
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Azhdarchidae |

Bakonydraco is a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur of the Santonian-age Upper Cretaceous Csehbanya Formation of the Bakony Mountains, Iharkut, Veszprem, western Hungary.

The genus was named in 2005 by David Weishampel, Attila Osi and Jianu Coralia. The type species is Bakonydraco galaczi. The genus name refers to the Bakony Mountains and to Latin draco, "dragon". The specific epithet galaczi honors Professor Andras Galacz, who helped the authors in the Iharkut Research Program, where fossils are since 2000 found in open-pit mining of bauxite, among them the remains of pterosaurs, the first ever discovered in Hungary.

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