Weird Dinosaur is not a Fake
The verdict is in. Halszkaraptor escuilliei is a very weird dinosaur, but it is real. The Halszkaraptor was a velociraptor-like theropod, but it had a long neck, duck-billed snout, flipper-like clawed limbs, and was a strong swimmer. The fossilized skeleton found in Mongolia was so unusual that paleontologists first thought it was fake.