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Velociraptor

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As portrayed in the Jurassic Park movies,Velociraptor was recreated at twice its actual size and closely modelled on Deinonychus. Though this was seen as unscientific at the time, soon after the first film was released, a dinosaur of the same type, Utahraptor, was discovered, even larger than the virtual Velociraptors.

 

Velociraptor is now thought to have had a fine feather-like covering.

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Pronounced
vel-OSS-ee-rap-tor
Meaning of name
quick plunderer
Length
  1.8m
Height
  1m
Weight
7kg - 15kg
Teeth
lots of sharp, pointed teeth
Diet
carnivorous
Food
other animals
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(84 - 80 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Dromaeosauridae, Velociraptor
Named by
Osborn (1924)
Type species
mongoliensis