Utahraptor

Utahraptor

Pronunciation:
YOO-tah-RAP-tor
Name meaning:
'Utah plunderer'
Utahraptor
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
6.0m
Weight:
1000kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
lots of sharp, pointed teeth
Food:
other animals
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Early Cretaceous, 112-100 million years ago
Found in:
USA

Utahraptor is similar to Velociraptor, but much larger.

Utahraptor milieu

Taxonomic details

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

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