Paleontologists have discovered a strange-looking new dinosaur species  that has amazed experts and boasts quite the odd origin story.

Dubbed 'Halszkaraptor escuilliei,' or simply Halszka for short, the  creature somewhat resembles a modern day swan yet sports flipper-like  'arms' as well as monstrous claws on its feet.

The dinosaur's snout also garnered interest from experts as it boasts  crocodile-like teeth lurking beneath what looks to be a beak. 

Believed to be a relative of the infamous velociraptor, researchers say  that the creature was likely amphibious, which would make it only the  second such dinosaur ever discovered.

What also makes the Halszka rather exceptional is how it wound up in the hands of paleontologists in the first place.

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