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Duck Dinosaur: Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species

World | Associated Press | December 7, 2017, 11:33 am
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 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. (Image: AP)

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. (Image: AP)

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 This photo provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows, from left, researchers Pascal Godefroit, Andrea Cau, and Paul Tafforeau at the ESRF facility in Grenoble, France with a Halszkaraptor escuilliei fossil. In a study released on December 6, 2017 by the journal Nature, their team announced the discovery of the new dinosaur species, about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, which had a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc’s, a swan-like neck and killer claws. (Image: AP)

This photo provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows, from left, researchers Pascal Godefroit, Andrea Cau, and Paul Tafforeau at the ESRF facility in Grenoble, France with a Halszkaraptor escuilliei fossil. In a study released on December 6, 2017 by the journal Nature, their team announced the discovery of the new dinosaur species, about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, which had a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc’s, a swan-like neck and killer claws. (Image: AP)

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 This illustration provided by Lukas Panzarin, with Andrea Cau for scientific supervision, shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur. (Image: AP)

This illustration provided by Lukas Panzarin, with Andrea Cau for scientific supervision, shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur. (Image: AP)

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 This photo provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei fossil at the ESRF facility in Grenoble, France. (Image: AP)

This photo provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows a Halszkaraptor escuilliei fossil at the ESRF facility in Grenoble, France. (Image: AP)

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 This image provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows a view from a 3D rendering of the Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur fossil computed from data obtained at the ESRF in Grenoble, France. (Image: AP)

This image provided by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shows a view from a 3D rendering of the Halszkaraptor escuilliei dinosaur fossil computed from data obtained at the ESRF in Grenoble, France. (Image: AP)