Canada may be brimming with pride with their love of ice hockey, scenic natural beauty, and state-of-the-art TV and film production facilities, but now they can add a newly identified species of giant pterosaur to their impressive list of national treasures.
Paleontologists have discovered the remains of a prehistoric flying reptile with an epic wingspan of 33 feet in the province of Alberta that will enter the record books as the largest ever found in our neighboring country of maple syrup and moose. This airplane-sized species of XXL pterosaur, which ranks as a member of a group known as azhdarchids, has been officially named Cryodrakon boreas. The imposing title originates from ancient Greek words whose chilling translation means “cold dragon of the north winds.”
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