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Dromaeosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

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

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Pronounced
DROM-ee-oh-saw-russ
Meaning of name
running lizard
Length
  1.8m
Weight
15kg
Teeth
small, razor-sharp, backward-curving teeth
Diet
carnivorous
Food
vertebrates
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(76 - 74 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

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