Giant ‘dragon of death’ with 30-foot wingspan unearthed in Argentina

Researchers in Argentina have unearthed the largest pterosaur species ever found in South America. Dubbed “dragon of death” by paleontologists, two giant flying reptiles were discovered in the Plottier Formation, an outcrop located in the province of Mendoza.

The two specimens’ wingspans measured approximately 23 feet (7 meters) wide and 30 feet (9 m) wide, respectively. Researchers confirmed that they are azhdarchids, a family of pterosaurs that lived during the end of the Cretaceous period (approximately 146 million to 66 million years ago).

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