Ancient 'Dragon of Death  in Argentina

Flying Reptile Discovered

The new specimen of ancient

flying reptile, or pterosaur, measured around 30 feet (9 meters) long and lived 86 million years ago alongside dinosaurs.

Argentine scientists discovered

 a new species of a huge flying reptile dubbed "The Dragon of Death" that lived 86 million years ago

The new specimen of

 ancient flying reptile, or pterosaur, measured around 30 feet (9 meters) long

Researchers say it predated birds

 as among the first creatures on Earth to use wings to hunt its prey from prehistoric skies.

Paleontologists discovered the fossils

 of the newly coined Thanatosdrakon amaru in the Andes mountains in Argentina's western Mendoza province.

They found that the rocks

 preserving the reptile's remains dated back 86 million years to the Cretaceous period.

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