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Velociraptor osmolskae (blue) 4" (Beasts of the Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor osmolskae (blue) 4"

Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor osmolskae (blue) 4" Manufacturer Information:

This 1/18th 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 Jonathan Kuo.

Velociraptor Information:

Velociraptors were a group of small theropod dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 85 to 70 million years ago. They are well-known and often featured in popular culture, largely due to their appearances in the "Jurassic Park" film series.

Velociraptors were relatively small dinosaurs, with an average length of about 6.6 feet (2 meters) and a height of around 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) at the hip. They likely weighed around 100 pounds (45 kilograms).

These dinosaurs were bipedal, meaning they walked on two legs. They had long, slender bodies, sharp claws on their feet, and a large, curved claw on each second toe, which is one of their most distinctive features. This "killing claw" could be used for hunting and slashing prey.

Velociraptors were carnivorous predators and likely fed on small to medium-sized animals. They were agile and fast runners, which would have helped them chase down their prey.

Velociraptors are often depicted as highly intelligent dinosaurs in popular media, but the extent of their intelligence is a subject of debate among paleontologists. While they had relatively large brains for their size, it's challenging to determine their exact level of cognitive ability from fossil evidence alone.

There is some evidence to suggest that velociraptors were social animals and may have hunted in packs. Fossil discoveries with multiple individuals in close proximity have led to this hypothesis, but it's not conclusive.

Recent discoveries have indicated that many dromaeosaurids, including velociraptors, likely had feathers or feather-like structures covering their bodies. This suggests that they may have been warm-blooded and had an insulating covering for temperature regulation.

Velociraptors lived in what is now Mongolia and China during the Late Cretaceous period. Fossils of velociraptors have been found in the famous fossil beds of the Gobi Desert.

Velociraptors belong to a group of dinosaurs called dromaeosaurids, which are closely related to modern birds. They share certain anatomical features with birds, such as a wishbone, and some scientists believe that birds evolved from small, feathered dinosaurs like velociraptors.

Like many other dinosaurs, velociraptors went extinct around 65 million years ago during the mass extinction event that marked the end of the Cretaceous period. The exact cause of their extinction is still a subject of research and debate.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28898

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Velociraptor osmolskae (blue) 4" #28898

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