A new pterosaur dubbed the “Cold Dragon of the North” is one of the largest ever. (Credit: David Maas)
(Inside Science) — A new species of giant pterosaur has been discovered in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta, Canada, whose snowy, windy winters gave Cryodrakon its name. Based on the largest vertebra yet found of this species, adults may have possessed wingspans of roughly 10 meters (33 feet).
“That’s an animal probably comparable to a giraffe in height — more than 4 meters [13 f