Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Aidachar (named for aydahar, a mythical Kazakh dragon) is an extinct genus of ichthyodectiform teleost ray-finned fish from the Late Cretaceous of Kyzyl Kum, central Asia. It was named by Lev Nesov in 1981. At first, he tentatively described the fossil material as the jaw fragments of a ctenochasmatid pterosaur (a flying reptile), but reinterpreted Aidachar as a fish in 1986. The type species is A. paludalis.
- Nesov, Lev A. (1981). "[Flying reptiles from the Late Cretaceous of Kyzyl-Kum]". Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal (in Russian). 15: 98–104.
- Nesov, Lev A. (1986). "[The first finding of the Late Cretaceous bird Ichthyornis in the old world and some other bird bones from the Cretaceous and Paleogene of Middle Asia]". In Potapova, R. L. (ed.). [Ecological and Faunistic Investigations of Birds. Proceedings of the Geological Institute, Leningrad] 147 (in Russian). pp. 31–38.
- The Pterosaur Species List, 3rd Edition (pdf). Compiled by Michael Hanson.
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