Have you ever heard about Velociraptor? Let’s learn and share with your kids about velociraptor facts as following given information.
|“Swift plunderer “|
|Late Cretaceous (99-65 million years ago)|
|About 100 pounds|
|3-4 feet tall at hip|
|About six feet|
|Razor-sharp teeth that had saw edges; killer claw (sickle shaped claw on second toe of back feet)|
|Other dinosaurs, specially slow-moving plant-eaters|
|All known Velociraptor fossils have been found in Mongolia and nearby parts of China, in Central Asia|
|The first velociraptor fossil was found in 1923 in Mongolia in an area called the “Flaming Cliffs”|
Velociraptors traveled in packs
Velociraptor ran with its sickel-shaped toes pointed back, ready to tear apart any prey it got hold of. Pointing the toe back kept it from dulling on the ground so it stayed nice and sharp!
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Q: Velocity means speed. Velociraptor means speedy plunderer. What do you think “raptor” means then?