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Velociraptor Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Velociraptor means "speedy thief"
Named By - Henry F. Osborn
When Named -1924
|SIZE:||Length - 5 to 6 feet (1.5-2 m) long
Height - 3 ft (1 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 15 to 33 pounds (7 to 15 kg)
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 85 - 80 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in Mongolia, Russia, and China [Asia].|
|FOSSILS:||What has been Found - About a dozen Velociraptor fossils have been found, including one who died in a battle to the death with Protoceratops and two hatchling Velociraptor skulls that were found near an oviraptorid nest in Mongolia (the eggs may have been a meal).
Who Found the Fossils - Velociraptor was first found by H. F. Osborn.
Where - The first Velociraptor was found in Mongolia in 1924.
|Velociraptor had a sharp, deadly, sickle-shaped, retractible, 3.5 inch (9 cm) long claw on each foot (located on each second toe). Velociraptor may have been able to run up to roughly 40 mph (60 km/hr) for short bursts. This predator may have hunted in packs.|
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