A newly discovered duck-like dinosaur had a neck like a goose and claws like velociraptors

December 6, 2017
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A dinosaur newly discovered in Mongolia was likely semi-aquatic, a trait that hadn’t been found in dinosaurs before.
The finding helps establish a new subfamily of dinosaurs.
The creature had a neck like a goose, wings similar to those of penguins, and sharp claws like those of velociraptors.

Birds are the modern incarnation of dinosaurs.

But some modern birds live in ways that we haven’t observed in the dinosaur kingdom. Ducks, for example, alternate between water and land habitats, able to take advantage of both.

Until now, that hadn’t been seen in dinosaurs, but the discovery of a duck-like dinosaur from Mongolia may change that.

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