- Name Means: Swift Thief
- Period: Late Cretaceous – 75 million years ago
- Where: Asia; Mongolia
With a stance between the size of a Great Dane and a large turkey, Velociraptor was smaller than its portrayal in popular culture, but it was still a fearsome hunter. In September 2007, researchers found evidence of quill knobs on the forearm of Velociraptor which implied the presence of feathers. Current research shows that this non-avian theropod was probably warm-blooded and most likely had a downy or feathery coat to retain heat and provide energy to hunt.
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