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"Airakoraptor" is an informal name given to a genus of maniraptoran theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Burkhant, Mongolia. It was a member of Dromaeosauridae, a family of theropods which includes Dromaeosaurus, Velociraptor, Utahraptor and Deinonychus. It was first mentioned in a bibliographic entry by Perle, Norell & Clark (1999), but is a nomen nudum.[1] The only possible candidate for "Airakoraptor" is IGM 100/981, a velociraptorine specimen from the Barun Goyot Formation.[2]

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  1. ^ Perle, Norell and Clark, 1999. A new maniraptoran Theropod - Achillobator giganticus (Dromaeosauridae) - from the Upper Cretaceous of Burkhant, Mongolia. Contribution no. 101 of the Mongolian-American Paleontological Project. 1-105.
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