14 Facts About Velociraptor

Species type: Velociraptor mongoliensis.

14 Facts About Velociraptor

Dinosaur Type: Theropod

Period: Cretaceous

Diet: Meat (carnivorous)

Lifespan: unknown

14 Facts About Velociraptor

Length: up to 2 meters

14 Facts About Velociraptor

Weight: 15 to 20 kilograms


  1. Velociraptor was discovered in 1923 by Peter Kaisen in the Outer Mongolian Gobi Desert. The name Velociraptor means Swift Robber.
  2. The name Velociraptor is pronounced slack-se-raptor.
  3. Velociraptor is commonly referred to as a predator.
  4. Velociraptor was part of a group of dinosaurs known as theropods.
  5. Velociraptor was a theropod that belonged to the dromaeosaurid family.
  6. They lived during the Upper Cretaceous period from 71 to 75 million years ago.
  7. Velociraptor is estimated to weigh between 15 and 20 kilograms.
  8. Velociraptor is estimated to be 2 meters long.
  9. Velociraptor’s top speed is estimated to be 64 km/h.
  10. Velociraptor was a carnivorous predator that ate meat.
  11. The most famous Velociraptor fossil GIN 100/25. It is called the fossil of fighting dinosaurs because it is the fossilized remains of a velociraptor and a protoceratops involved in the battle.
  12. Paleontologists believe that Velociraptor may have had feathers, like other dromaeosaurids.
  13. Velociraptors were featured in Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park and its 1993 film adaptation, also titled.
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