: Velociraptor mongoliensis
Type of Dinosaur
: Meat (carnivorous)
: Up to 6.8 feet
: 33 to 43 pounds
9 Velociraptor Facts for Kids
The Velociraptor was discovered in 1923 by Peter Kaisen in Outer Mongolian Gobi Desert.
The name Velociraptor means: Quick Plunderer or Rapid Robber.
The name Velociraptor is pronounced: "veh-loss-ih-RAP-tor".
The Velociraptor was part of a group of dinosaurs known as theropod.
They lived during the Upper Cretaceous period about 71 to 75 million years ago.
Estimates put the weight of a Velociraptor between 33 and 43 pounds.
Estimates put the length of a Velociraptor up to 6.8 feet.
Estimates put the top running speed of a Velociraptor up to 40 mph.
The Velociraptor was a carnivorous predator who ate meat.
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A sketch of the first Velociraptor fossil found by a human.
Credit: Natural History Museum in London
A sketch of a Velociraptor mongoliensis skull by a skilled artist.
Credit: Mark Flinn
Fossil of a Velociraptor fighting with a Protoceratops.
Credit: Yuya Tamai
Replica Velociraptor claw.
A Velociraptor fossil.
A Velociraptor skeleton.
Credit: Ben Townsend
Additional Resources on Velociraptors
Wikipedia - Velociraptor mongoliensis
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Velociraptor @ London Natural History Museum
– Find more facts about the Velociraptor on the London Natural History Museum website.
Velociraptor @ Science Views
– A perfect site for kids wanting to learn about the Velociraptors.
This Is How Jurassic World’s Velociraptors Should Have Looked
– Learn about how a Velociraptor should look like, and it's not what you see in the movies!