Meaning - Velociraptor means “speedy thief”
Length - 5 to 6 feet (1.5-2 m) long
|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].
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).
|- Kingdom Animalia (animals)||
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.
A detailed page on Velociraptor.
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