Velociraptor Research Paper

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The velociraptor is my favorite dinosaur due to its high level of intelligence. The velociraptor was a carnivore and when it hunted in packs one of the top predators of its time. When it was alone the velociraptor ate mainly lizards and other small animals. It could also be a scavenger. When the velociraptor hunted in packs though it could take down much larger dinosaurs like the hadrosaur. It also ate smaller dinosaurs like pterosaurs. The velociraptor lived during the cretaceous period. Its fossils have only been found in one place so far, which is Mongolia. The velociraptor was one of the most intelligent dinosaurs of its time. It could hunt in packs or alone. It ran on 2 legs and was very fast. Its name means swift thief. According to scientists …show more content…
One of the most famous fossils ever found was a velociraptor in the middle of a fight with a protoceratops. The first fossil of the velociraptor that was ever found was in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It was discovered in 1922. Over the years the velociraptor has been portrayed as being the size of a man, but in reality it was only about the size of a turkey. “A member of the Dromaeosauridae family of small- to medium-sized birdlike dinosaurs, Velociraptor was roughly the size of a small turkey and smaller than others in this family of dinosaurs.”(Castro, Joseph. Velociraptor: Facts About the 'Speedy Thief'..) Over the years the velociraptor has gained a lot of fame being featured in movies like the Jurassic Park series. “Like Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor had a prominent role in the "Jurassic Park" movies, but scientists do not believe it resembled anything close to its Hollywood depiction in terms of size or appearance. In fact, the movies' Velociraptor was actually modeled after Deinonychus, and sported a similar size and snout.”(Castro, Joseph.Velociraptor: Facts About the 'Speedy Thief'.) It is even one of the mascots for an NBA team in

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