UTAHRAPTOR

Pronounced

 “Yoo-tah-RAP-tor”

Meaning

‘Utah predator’

 

Habitat

Utahraptor lived in an environment which was a semiarid area with floodplains, prairies, riverine forests, and open woodlands.

Character

This dinosaur was armed with a 35-cm claw on one toe of each hind foot, claws on each finger of its hands, and razor-sharp teeth. Believed to be an agile, very fast predator, Utahraptor probably attacked prey many times larger than itself, striking numerous fatal blows with its sharp hind claws. Height 3 metres; length 6.5 metres

Diet

Carnivore. A major predator of other dinosaurs in the early part of the Cretaceous period. It has been suggested that it could have used group hunting techniques – rather like Velociraptor as shown in the Jurassic Park films, to which it is related.

TIME PERIOD

Early Cretaceous

(circa 125 million years ago)

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