One of the larger pterosaurs from China’s Yixian Formation, this ctenochasmatid had the largest skull of any toothed pterosaur, up to 95 centimeters long. It was a sift-feeder just like its earlier relatives, with thin comb-like teeth.
It had about sixty-two teeth in its long jaws, far fewer than other members of its family.
All that is known from this genus is its skull, and a few neck vertebrae. The jaws of the animal have been compared to the mythical swords Gan Jiang and Mo Ye, and this is where the name comes from. The only member of the genus is Moganopterus zhuiana, described and named by Lu and coworkers in 2012.
On the whole the animal was estimated to have a wingspan slightly under 5 meters across but was once estimated to be much larger. In any case it is still a pterosaur of considerable size.
From the largest cervical vertebra, we know that it was a very thin and lanky animal and that it had a lengthy neck.