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Meet Canada’s newly identified pterosaur, the ‘frozen dragon of the north wind’

One of the largest creatures ever to fly on this planet had a wingspan about the length of a school bus and soared through the skies of Western Canada.

Fossils for the winged pterosaur, dubbed the cryodrakon boreas — or “frozen dragon of the north wind” — were found in Alberta 30 years ago. But researchers initially mistook the remains for that of a similar, previously known species.

But new research published Monday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology contends that…

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