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    Velociraptor’s cousin discovered


    By Victoria Gill


    Science reporter, BBC News

    Fossilised remains of Linheraptor exquisitus, a new dinosaur discovered in Inner Mongolia

    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.

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