Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus

Pronunciation:
DROM-ee-oh-saw-russ
Name meaning:
'running lizard'
Dromaeosaurus
Dinosaur description:
15kg, 1.8m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Canada, USA
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Teeth:
small, razor-sharp, backward-curving teeth
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
vertebrates

The back foot of this dinosaur had a large claw for kicking.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae
Named by:
Matthew and Brown (1922)
Type species:
albertensis
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