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Velociraptor mongoliensis

Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis, 'fierce looter') is a species of theropod dinosaur, the most famous of the dromosaurids, which lived in what is now Mongolia and China during the Campanian of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 75 to 71 million years ago. of years. It is one of the best known and studied species of the Velociraptor genus.

Velociraptor mongoliensis was a bipedal dinosaur, that is, it moved on two legs. Its hind legs were long and strong, allowing it to run at great speed and make quick and agile movements. It had an elongated and sharp head, with 80 serrated teeth that allowed it to tear the flesh of its prey. Its arms were short and slender with three fingers, and ended in sharp, curved claws, which it used to catch and hold its prey.

Velociraptor mongoliensis was plumage, which means that it had feathers that covered much of its body. The feathers provided it with thermal insulation, necessary for its active homeothermic way of life. They could also be used for display purposes, such as courtship and intimidation.

It is believed that Velociraptor mongoliensis was a highly intelligent animal, capable of hunting in packs and coordinating hunting strategies with other individuals of its species. In terms of its size, Velociraptor mongoliensis was relatively small compared to other predatory dinosaurs of its day. It had a length of about 2 meters and a height at the hip of around 0.5 meters. It weighed around 15 kilograms, although some specimens could weigh up to 20 kilograms and it is believed that they fed mainly on small dinosaurs and other animals that lived in their environment.

The Model Pose represents a specimen of Velociraptor sniffing the environment and lying in wait for any trace of one of its possible prey.

Approximate measurements of Velociraptor mongoliensis:

Scale 1:20 - 69 x45 x 65 mm H