As the Jurassic Park films made clear, raptors should not be underestimated due to their medium construction, speed and mobility. A newly discovered bird of prey from New Mexico reinforces our perception of these extinct predators .
Welcome Dineobellator notohesperus  a completely new species of dromaeosaurids, a group of dinosaurs commonly known as birds of prey. The paleontologist Steven Jasinski from the State Museum of Pennsylvania and colleagues found the fossil in the Ojo Alamo Formation in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico in a sediment layer from the late Cretaceous period between 70 million and ] 68 million years ago. Your analysis of the newly described species was published today in Scientific Reports.
The name Dineobellator pronounced “Di-NAY-oh-bell-ah-torr”, is derived from Diné, the Navajo word for the Navajo people, and Bellator, which in Latin means warriors means. Indeed, this thing was a warrior.
This dinosaur was spanned from tip to tail and had a length of around 2 meters (19459013) and a height of around 1 meter (19459013) at the hip. The authors say it's a medium-sized bird of prey, but what this predator lacked in size was made up for in speed, agility, and strength. Dineobellator was able to destroy small prey, but if these dinosaurs hunted in a pack – possibly unambiguously – they could knock down creatures of considerable size.