Argentine scientists discovered a new species of a huge flying reptile known as “The Dragon of Death”.
The flying reptile, or pterosaur, measured about 9 metres long and researchers said it existed before birds, and was among the first creatures on Earth to use wings to hunt its prey from prehistoric skies.
It lived 86 million years ago alongside dinosaurs.
Paleontologists discovered the fossils of the newly thought up name of Thanatosdrakon amaru in the Andes mountains in Argentina’s western Mendoza province.
They found the rocks preserving the reptile’s remains dated back 86 million years to the Cretaceous period.
The estimated date means these fearsome flying reptiles lived at least some 20 million years before an asteroid impact wiped out about three-quarters of life on earth.