A small dromaeosaurid dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period.
- Genus Velociraptor, family Dromaeosauridae, suborder Theropoda
More example sentences
- Most predatory dinosaurs such as tyrannosaurs and velociraptors have usually been depicted in museums, films and books as covered in a thick hide of dull brown or green skin.
- Some researchers have suggested that Archaeopteryx could in fact be the ancestor of a group of dinosaurs that includes velociraptors, made famous by Jurassic Park.
- I've not seen such determined hunting in packs since the velociraptors in Jurassic Park.
modern Latin, from Latin velox, veloc- 'swift' + raptor.
Definition of velociraptor in:
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