Dinosaur - Velociraptor

Dinosaur  -  Velociraptor
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Group
  Dinosaur
Genus
  Velociraptor
Status
  Extinct
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  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun May 4 11:15:40 2014
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Picture of Velociraptor at Brookfield Zoo Dinosaurs Alive!
Image From
  Brookfield Zoo
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Dinosaur - Velociraptor Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Velociraptors had an oversized claw on their back feet.
  • The Velociraptor's oversized claw was likely a primary method of offense and defense.
  • The name Velociraptor means Swift Thief.
  • Velociraptor fossils were found in East Asia.
  • The the film Jurassic Park Velociraptors were shown without feathers, although there is fossil evidence they had feathers.
  • The Velociraptors in the Jurassic Park movie appear larger than they actually were.
  • In a fossil of a Velociaptor, there were feather imprints making sientists believe that the feathers were for heat and for mating.
  • Velociraptor ived about 75-80 million years ago, in the Cretaceous Period.

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