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Utahraptor

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Utahraptor is similar to Velociraptor, but much larger.

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Pronounced
YOO-tah-RAP-tor
Meaning of name
Utah plunderer
Length
  6m
Weight
1000kg
Teeth
lots of sharp, pointed teeth
Diet
carnivorous
Food
other animals
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(112 - 100 million years ago)
Found in
USA

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae, Utahraptor
Named by
Kirkland, Gaston and Burge (1993)
Type species
ostrommaysorum