Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus

Pronunciation:
DROM-ee-oh-saw-russ
Name meaning:
'running lizard'
Dromaeosaurus
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
1.8m
Weight:
15kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
small, razor-sharp, backward-curving teeth
Food:
vertebrates
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

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

Taxonomic details

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

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