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Velociraptor mongoliensis (black) 4" (Beasts of the Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor mongoliensis (black) 4"

Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor mongoliensis (black) 4" Manufacturer Information:

This 1/8th scale raptor figure is approximately 4 inches long with 15 points of articulation and includes the following: one (1) pair of interchangeable lower legs, (1) display base, two (2) foot pegs, (1) body clamp, and (1) jumping rod, on blister-style packaging. Featuring package art by Raul Ramos.

Velociraptor mongoliensis Information:

Velociraptor mongoliensis is one of the most famous and well-known dinosaurs, largely due to its appearances in popular culture, notably in the "Jurassic Park" film series.

Velociraptor mongoliensis belonged to the family Dromaeosauridae, which is a group of small to medium-sized theropod dinosaurs. It is closely related to other dromaeosaurs like Deinonychus and Utahraptor.

Velociraptor was relatively small compared to some other dinosaurs, with adults typically measuring around 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length, about hip height to an average adult human.

Fossils of Velociraptor mongoliensis have been discovered in the Late Cretaceous deposits of Mongolia, particularly in the Gobi Desert. The first Velociraptor fossil was found in 1923 by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews during the Central Asiatic Expeditions.

Velociraptor was a bipedal dinosaur with a long, stiff tail that helped with balance. It had a relatively large skull with sharp teeth, suggesting it was carnivorous. Its most distinctive feature was a large curved claw on the second toe of each hind limb, which it likely used for slashing and hunting.

Velociraptor was an active predator and likely hunted in packs. It is believed to have been a highly intelligent dinosaur, with keen senses and problem-solving abilities. Its large sickle-shaped claws were used to grasp and disembowel its prey, and it may have been a scavenger as well.

Some evidence suggests that Velociraptor and other dromaeosaurs were feathered dinosaurs. Fossils of related species have been found with feather impressions, indicating that these dinosaurs had feathers or feather-like structures for insulation and possibly display.

There is some evidence to suggest that Velociraptor was a social animal that lived and hunted in groups. The discovery of multiple individuals in close proximity supports this idea.

Velociraptor is often cited as one of the closest known relatives to modern birds within the dinosaur family tree. The similarities between the two groups, such as the presence of feathers and other anatomical features, have contributed to our understanding of avian evolution.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28881

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Velociraptor mongoliensis (black) 4" #28881

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