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Velociraptor

 

Velociraptor Facts

Name Means
"Swift plunderer "
Type
Predator dinosaur
Lived When
Late Cretaceous (99-65 million years ago)
Weight
About 100 pounds
Height
3-4 feet tall at hip
Length
About six feet
Weapons
Razor-sharp teeth that had saw edges; killer claw (sickle shaped claw on second toe of back feet)
Diet
Other dinosaurs, specially slow-moving plant-eaters
Habitat
All known Velociraptor fossils have been found in Mongolia and nearby parts of China, in Central Asia

Interesting
Velociraptor
Facts

The first velociraptor fossil was found in 1923 in Mongolia in an area called the "Flaming Cliffs"

Velociraptors traveled in packs

Velociraptor ran with its sickel-shaped toes pointed back, ready to tear apart any prey it got hold of. Pointing the toe back kept it from dulling on the ground so it stayed nice and sharp!

 

 


 


Look out! Where there's one velociraptor, there's usually a whole pack!

Velociraptor was fast, smart and had great eyesight.
He was also a ferocious killer, using his teeth and
claws to rip apart his victims and eat his fill.

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Q: Velocity means speed. Velociraptor means speedy plunderer. What do you think "raptor" means then?

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Find more Velocirpator facts at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor

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Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus

 

 

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