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Velociraptor Facts

  • Species Type: Velociraptor mongoliensis
  • Type of Dinosaur: Theropod
  • Period: Cretaceous
  • Diet: Meat (carnivorous)
  • Life Span: Unknown
  • Length: Up to 6.8 feet
  • Weight: 33 to 43 pounds

9 Velociraptor Facts for Kids

  1. The Velociraptor was discovered in 1923 by Peter Kaisen in Outer Mongolian Gobi Desert.
  2. The name Velociraptor means: Quick Plunderer or Rapid Robber.
  3. The name Velociraptor is pronounced: "veh-loss-ih-RAP-tor".
  4. The Velociraptor was part of a group of dinosaurs known as theropod.
  5. They lived during the Upper Cretaceous period about 71 to 75 million years ago.
  6. Estimates put the weight of a Velociraptor between 33 and 43 pounds.
  7. Estimates put the length of a Velociraptor up to 6.8 feet.
  8. Estimates put the top running speed of a Velociraptor up to 40 mph.
  9. The Velociraptor was a carnivorous predator who ate meat.

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