Origin of velociraptorModern Latin from Classical Latin velox, swift + raptor
any of a genus (Velociraptor) of small, swift, two-footed theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous Period
A small carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period, having sickle-shaped talons, a long flat snout with sharp teeth, and feathers on the forelimbs.
Origin of velociraptorNew Latin Vēlōciraptor genus name Latin vēlōx, vē:lōc- fast ; see velocity . Latin raptor one who seizes ; see raptor .
A small, fast, carnivorous dinosaur of the genus Velociraptor of the Cretaceous Period that was about 2 m (6.5 ft) in length. It had long curved claws for grasping and tearing at prey, walked on two legs that were adapted for leaping, and had a long stiff tail used as a counterweight. Velociraptors were a kind of raptor.
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