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Velociraptor is an extinct genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that lived from 75 to 71 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous.

Description

Velociraptor lived in large packs and took down prey of many sizes, including Protoceratops. On its feet, two sickle claws for slashing at prey and opening wounds. Velociraptor is a stable dromaeosaur and used its wings as steering while pursuing fleeing animals. One each side of a Velociraptor, an adult has at least 20-23 serrated teeth for slicing meat. An adult Velociraptor could run a maximum of 64 km/h.

Paleoecology

Velociraptor lived in Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous in large packs. This dromaeosaur attacked large herds of Protoceratops.

Classification



Atrociraptor



Saurornitholestes




Dromaeosaurinae

Dakotaraptor




IGM 100/22 and IGM 100/23



Boreonykus



Dromaeosaurus




Velociraptorinae

Deinonychus





Adasaurus




Achillobator



Utahraptor






Acheroraptor




Velociraptor mongoliensis




Velociraptor osmolskae




Linheraptor



Tsaagan









References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor

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