New Pterosaur Named for A Song of Ice and Fire

George R.R. Martin (by Francesca Myman)

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has inspired the name of a new genus for several types of pterosaurs: Targaryendraconia is named after House Targaryen from the series. Martin declared himself “delighted” and praised the discoverer, paleontologist Rodrigo Pegas, “who is solidly on my side about dragons having two legs, not four.”



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