Velociraptor

Velociraptor

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Pronunciation:
vel–OSS–ee–rap–tor
Lived:
84–80 million years ago
Size:
up to 1.8 metres long
Name means:
swift thief
Fossils found in:
Mongolia
Diet:
carnivore – ate dinosaurs and other animals
  • I was small, dangerous and I hunted in packs. I attacked dinosaurs much bigger than myself with lightning speed, running as fast as an Olympic 100–metre runner.
  • I had a big appetite for such a small dinosaur and could have eaten the equivalent of a whole chicken each day.
  • My curved toe claw was not as sharp as you would expect. I used it to grip and clamber over large prey.