Utahraptors
"Utahraptors"
2004
Stretched canvas
18"x36"

Master RGB File:
4,119 pixels (13.7") high
8,307 pixels (27.6") wide
300 dpi resolution
97.9 Mb uncompressed

Image Use


Essay

Because of the "killer claws" on their feet, the dromaeosaurs (popularly known as "raptors") are thought to have been an extremely lethal group of dinosaurs. Well-known members of this dangerous clan include Velociraptor and Deinonychus. However, towering over all of them was Utahraptor, which is the largest confirmed dromaeosaurid dinosaur.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Utahraptor ("utah raider")
Type Species: * U. ostrommaysorum (Kirkland,
  Gaston & Burge, 1993)
Length: 15-23 feet (5-7 meters)
Weight: 1 ton
Time: 120 million years ago (Early Cretaceous)
Place: Utah
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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