Velociraptor’s cousin discovered
By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
The almost complete fossil dinosaur has been named Linheraptor exquisitus
Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that was closely related to the Velociraptor.
The 1.8m-long predator was a dromaeosaurid – a family of theropod dinosaurs from which modern birds descended.
The researchers discovered its exquisitely well preserved skeleton in sediments dating from the Upper Cretaceous period in Inner Mongolia.