DROMAEOSAURUS

Pronounced

‘PROH-’

 

Meaning

‘speedy thief’ or ‘swift seizer’

 

Habitat

Arid environment with fields of sand dunes and occasional streams

Character

A fast and agile two legged hunter with a long tail and large, sickle shaped claw on each hind foot to tackle prey. Large brains enabled them to hunt tactically in packs, which would have made them fearsome predators.

Diet

Carnivore. Fossils found of Velociraptor locked in mortal combat with a Proceratops covered by an ancient sand storm.

TIME PERIOD

Late Jurassic

157 – 146 million years ago

 

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