Dromaeosaurus was about 6 feet (1.8 meters) long and weighed about 33 pounds (15 kilograms).
Dromaeosaurus was a predator but may also have relied on scavenging.
It had a sharp curved claw on each of its hind feet, very powerful jaws (perhaps three times
as power as Velociraptor), and
teeth that seem to have been used for crushing rather than slicing flesh.
"Dromaeosaurus" means "running lizard". It was discovered by Barnum Brown in 1914, and named in a paper by Matthew and Brown in 1922.
Dromaeosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Dromaeosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Dromaeosaurus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Dromaeosaurus was not itself an ancestor of birds).
Dromaeosaurus lived between about 76 million years ago and 72 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
Dromaeosaurus lived in North America.
Dromaeosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater).
Dromaeosaurus was about 12 feet (3.5 meters) long.
Dromaeosaurus weighed an estimated 220 to 330 pounds (100 to 150 kilograms).
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