Utahraptor

Utahraptor

YOO-tah-RAP-tor

'Utah plunderer'

1000kg, 6.0m-long small theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: USA

Period: Early Cretaceous, 112-100 million years ago

Teeth: lots of sharp, pointed teeth

How it moved: on 2 legs

Food: other animals

Utahraptor is similar to Velociraptor, but much larger.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae

Named by: Kirkland, Gaston and Burge (1993)

Type species: ostrommaysorum

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