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Game of Bones! Scientists name new species of pterodactyl 'The Frozen Dragon of the North' in nod to TV series after 75million-year old fossil discovery in Canada Researchers who found partial skeleton in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada realised it was unique Scientists have named the dragon has been named Crydrakon boreas, or Frozen Dragon of the North Muscular shape meant it was a ground hunter who used flight to burst away from danger or to seize its prey Vertebrae, cervical bones, leg bones and neck bones were found

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

Published: 17:16 BST, 15 September 2019 | Updated: 17:35 BST, 15 September 2019

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A new species of pterodactyl the size of a small plane has been discovered in Canada.

And scientists have called it Cryodrakon boreas, or Frozen Dragon of the North.

Researchers who unearthed the partial Game of Thrones-like skeleton in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta realised it was like no other.

A new species of pterodactyl the size of a small plane has been discovered in Canada. And scientists have called it Cryodrakon boreas, or Frozen Dragon of the North. Above: How the creature might have looked

A new species of pterodactyl the size of a small plane has been discovered in Canada. And scientists have called it Cryodrakon boreas, or Frozen Dragon of the North. Above: How the creature might have looked

Researchers who unearthed the partial skeleton in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta realised it was like no other. Above: a neck bone of a fully-grown Cryodrakon boreas

Researchers who unearthed the partial skeleton in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta realised it was like no other. Above: a neck bone of a fully-grown Cryodrakon boreas

They believe that because of its muscular shape it was a ground hunter who used flight to burst away from danger or to seize its prey.

It is rare to find so many bones from a single bird and the vertebrae, cervical and leg bones have been studied in the US, Canada and the UK.

Michael Habib, assistant professor of Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and research associate at the Dinosaur Institute of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County said this particular specimen was

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