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More Dinosaur Fact Sheets
Dromaeosaurus Fact Sheet
Dinosaur/Paleontology Dictionary
NAME: Meaning - Dromaeosaurus means "fast-running lizard"
Pronounced - DRO-mee-o-SAWR-us
Named By - Matthews and Brown
When Named - 1922
DIET: Carnivore (meat-eater)
SIZE: Length - 6 feet (1.8 m) long
Height - 1.5 ft (0.5 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 15 kg
WHEN IT LIVED: Late Cretaceous period, about 76-72 million years ago
WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in Alberta (Canada), and Montana (USA), North America.
FOSSILS: Incomplete fossils have been found.
  • Kingdom Animalia (animals)
  • Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain)
  • Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.)
  • Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
  • Suborder Theropoda - bipedal carnivores
  • Tetanura - advanced theropods with three fingers
  • Infraorder Coelurosauria - lightly-built fast-running predators with hollow bones and large brains
  • Family Deinonychosauria - coelurosaurs with a sickle-like claw on the second toe of each foot
  • Genus Dromaeosaurus
  • Species D. albertensis (type species named by Matthews and Brown, 1922)
Dromaeosaurus was a small, fast-moving predator. This dinosaur had sharp teeth, big eyes, and a deadly, sickle-like claw on each foot.

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