New Dinosaur Looks Like Duck, Croc, Ostrich and Swan Put Together

The whole skeleton was found curled up in a sandstone rock.

This illustration provided by Lukas Panzarin, with Andrea Cau for scientific supervision, shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur. The creature, about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, had a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc’s, a swan-like neck and killer claws. (Lukas Panzarin via AP)

The full curled-up skeleton of a new dinosaur was found curled up in sandstone. It looks like a duck, croc, ostrich, and swan were all put together, even though it is only 18 inches tall. The creature, which roamed 75 million years ago in what is now Mongolia, had a bill like a duck, teeth like a croc, a swanlike neck, and sharp, pointy claws. It walked like an ostrich but had flippers like a penguin, and could swim. This is the first time that a two-legged, meat-eating dinosaur has shown swimming ability.

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