Some dinosaurs had a “sickle-claw,” made famous by the man-hunting Velociraptors in the movie Jurassic Park. Now, paleontologists have described a new dinosaur from Transylvania, Romania, that was quite similar to the Velociraptor in size and general shape. But it had very unique bone and muscle structure, including two large sickle-claws on each foot.

The dinosaur, named Balaur bondoc, was deemed to be related to medium-sized, two-legged running dinosaurs known as dromaeosaurs. Did this unique creature share ancestry with other dromaeosaurs? If so, which ones and in what way?

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