According to theThe Christian Science Monitor, scientists have named the new dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani. The "hanigani" is a tribute to the Hanigan brothers who made the discovery, and "draco" means dragon, and "raptor" means thief, so experts have dubbed this creature "the dragon thief". Paleontologists studying the fossils say the dragon thief lived around 200 million years ago, making it the earliest known dinosaur from the Jurassic period. With sharp, needle-like teeth with serrated edges, scientists think it is a distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex.
Paleontologist David Martill from the University of Portsmouth describes Dracoraptor in it's announcement, saying "The animal was small, slim and agile- probably only around 70 cm tall and 200 cm long- the size of a leopard or cheetah maybe. It also had a long tail to help it balance."
Steven Vidovik, a paleontologist who studied the fossils, calls the finding the best dinosaur fossil Wales has ever had. The fossils discovered contain Dracoraptor's skull, teeth, foot bones and claws, and are now on display at the National Museum Wales. With about 40% of the skeleton discovered, it is one of the most complete dinosaur specimen in the world.