• 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.