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Velociraptor mongoliensis
Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis, 'Fierce Reaver') 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 Upper 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, which allowed it to run at high speed and make quick, 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 thin with three fingers, and ended in sharp, curved claws, which it used to catch and hold its prey.

Velociraptor mongoliensis was plumaged, meaning it had feathers that covered much of its body. The feathers provided thermal insulation, something necessary for its active homeotherm lifestyle. They could also be used for display purposes, such as courtship and intimidation. It is believed that Velociraptor mongoliensis was a very intelligent animal, capable of hunting in packs and coordinating hunting strategies with other individuals of its species.

In terms of size, Velociraptor mongoliensis was relatively small compared to other predatory dinosaurs of its time. It had a length of approximately 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.

Approximate measurements of the Velociraptor mongoliensis:

  • Complete 1:20 Scale
    • Length 73mm
    • Height 37mm
    • Snout-tail length 96 mm

  • Complete 1:10 Scale
    • Length 146mm
    • Height 74mm
    • Snout-tail length 190 mm