Velociraptor

Period of life: 75 MYA

Era/period: Cretaceous

Habitat: Semiarid, bushlands

Length: 60 cm

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Velociraptor is an Asian carnivorous maniraptoran of the Cretaceous period, and lived around 75 million years ago. It was first recovered in the Gobi desert by Roy Chapman Andrews’ expedition in 1923. Velociraptor means "swift raptor." It was a really fast, dangerous carnivorous dinosaur.

It was Light, only 20 kilograms in weight and only 60 cm in height but this did not decrease the reptile’s preying capabilities. It could reach up to 64km/h speed and ambushed a prey in a blink of an eye jumping on its back and wounding an animal with a curved claw and teeth. Then it began to deliver mortal wounds andclawed at the skin and soft flesh of herbivorous dinosaurs.

The dinosaur’s long and narrow skull was packed with 50 sharp curved teeth. Skull holes made it light weighted. Its large brain presumably made Velociraptor one of the smartest dinosaurs.

Scientists also assume the raptor had a plumage as it had ulna lumps which normally host flight feathers.

Order: Saurischia

Diet: Meat

Length: 60 cm

Weight: 20 kg

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