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Velociraptor was about 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, and about 3 feet (0.9 meters) high.
Velociraptor was a predator that probably hunted in packs. Its most formidable weapon was the curved claws on its hind feet. Its name, chosen by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1924 means "swift thief".
Movie goers will remember that Velociraptors featured heavily in the Jurassic Park movies. In the movies, Velociraptors were as large, if not slightly larger, than humans, and also highly intelligent - however these two aspects of the creature were probably exaggerated:
Velociraptor was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 84 to 80 million years ago
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