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March 02, 2020 10:41AM
The Pterosaur species named Ornithocheirus wiedenrothi
has recently been renamed as Targaryendraco wiedenrothi.
The authors chose to name it in honour of the dragons in
the book series "Game of Thrones".

Game of Thrones honoured in new classification of pterosaur
G. r. R. Martin, the Guardian, February 26, 2020

The paper is:

PĂȘgas, R.V., Holgado, B. and Leal, M.E.C., 2019. On
Targaryendraco wiedenrothi gen. nov.(Pterodactyloidea,
Pteranodontoidea, Lanceodontia) and recognition of a
new cosmopolitan lineage of Cretaceous toothed
pterodactyloids. Historical Biology, pp.1-15.


Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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"Game of Thrones" dragon honored by Pterosaur name

Paul H. March 02, 2020 10:41AM

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