Flying flesh-eating dinosaur the size of a PLANE discovered in Mongolia www.thesun.co.uk
A MASSIVE flying ancient beast the size of a small plane has been found in the Gobi Desert.
The dinosaur had enormous 36ft long wings and would be one of the largest winged reptiles ever known to live on Earth.
The giant lived 70 million years ago in a warm climate that was desert-like but not quite as dry as today.
At this time there were lots of dinos roaming around - the offspring of which would have been dinner for this large beast.
It was part of a mysterious branch of dinos known as the azhdarchids and was likely one of the largest that ever lived, researchers claim in the study published in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
It joins another large dinosaur, from the same family called the Hatzegopteryx, which was unearthed earlier this year.
Discovered in Romania, the terrifying bird had a massive neck and jaws that could swallow other horse-sized dinosaurs whole.
The region of the Gobi desert where the latest fossil was discovered is called the Nemegt Formation.
It is home to numerous incredible Jurassic Park-style finds dating back to the Cretacious period.
But this is the first time the fossil patch has yielded a pterosaur - proving how international the species was.
The team worked this new finds gigantic size from predicting the chunks of neck fossil they have to go by, they predicted its footprint would be the same as the Hatzegopteryx which had a wing span of up to 39 feet.