The dromeosaurs were a group of bird-like theropod dinosaurs commonly referred to as "raptors". This common name illustrates their supposed bird-like niches within the ancient ecosystem. Many specimens in this group have been shown to have had feathers in life and some researchers even believe that the dromeosaurs are better classified as birds than dinosaurs, though this is not the consensus among paleontologists. Compared with others in the family dromeosaurus albertensis. was particularly robust, and is thought to have had a bite-force 3 times as powerful as it's close relative Velociraptor.