Perhaps they wished to avoid any misconceptions that the name meant "murid thief," which would be my first guess for anything named "Muriraptor."
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I wasn’t a reviewer on this (although I was interviewed about it last week), and so I wasn’t able to catch the name issue.
But shouldn’t it more properly be Muriraptor? You aren’t supposed to use the full nominative singular in a compound word like this.
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