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Raptors

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What the Dino Saw

Photos, videos and models were obtained at

Canberra’s National Dinosaur Museum.

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Raptors

There are a number of types of raptors including the Utahraptor below.

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Utahraptor

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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What does its name mean? –

Utahraptor – Utah’s predator

Velociraptor – Swift predator

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Did they have feathers? – It’s thought the raptors may have had feathers.

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What did they eat? – They were meat eaters and may have hunted in packs. Look at the photo of a replica raptor claw.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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When did they live? – Velociraptors lived around 75 to 71 million years ago. Utahraptors were much earlier at around 120 million years ago.

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How big were they? – It’s thought velociraptors could grow to around 1.6m long and 60cm high. Utahraptors could grow to around 7m long.

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The video below shows an animated model of a Utahraptor at Canberra’s National Dinosaur Museum.

 

When I look at this video, I think it isn’t really a velociraptor as it is too large. It may be a model of a Utahraptor because they could grow much bigger.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about raptors

Raptors

 

 

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