Dinosaur find reveals a new species of raptor
US Scientists have discovered fossilised bones that represent a new species of raptor dinosaur that was about the size of a coyote, officials revealed.
The raptor was among several discovered near Utah’s Arches National Park, which has yielded several new species in the past two decades.
Fossils found at the bone bed are estimated at about 130 million years old.
The new creature, a predator, has been designated as a dinosaur genus and species known as Yurgovuchia doellingi, said paleontologist Jim Kirkland.
It is believed to be an ancestral relative of the younger and larger Utahraptor, based on similarities in vertebrae recovered.