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Co-researcher Stephen Brusatte, from Columbia University in New York, said: 'Balaur is a new breed of predatory dinosaur, very different from anything we have ever known.
'Its anatomy shows that it probably hunted in a different way than its less stocky relatives. Compared to Velociraptor, Balaur was probably more of a kickboxer than a sprinter, and it might have been able to take down larger animals than itself, as many carnivores do today.'
Balaur had unusually small hands containing fused bones, which would have made grasping difficult.