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Velociraptor mongoliensis (Beasts of Mesozoic)

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Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor mongoliensis

Beasts of the Mesozoic Velociraptor mongoliensis 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 Jonathan Kuo.

Velociraptor mongoliensis Information:

Velociraptor mongoliensis, commonly known as Velociraptor, is a small, predatory dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 75 to 71 million years ago. Here's some information about this fascinating dinosaur:

Physical Characteristics: Velociraptor was a bipedal dinosaur, meaning it walked on two legs. It had a long, slender body with a tail, and its forelimbs were relatively short but had large, curved claws. Its hind limbs were well-developed, allowing it to run at high speeds. Velociraptor had a sleek, feathered appearance, making it one of the few dinosaur species with evidence of feathers.

Size: Velociraptor was not as large as often depicted in popular media. It was about 6 feet (1.8 meters) long and stood around 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) tall at the hip. It weighed around 30 pounds (15 kilograms).

Diet: Velociraptor was a carnivorous dinosaur and was likely an active predator. It mainly preyed on small to medium-sized animals, such as other dinosaurs, small mammals, and possibly early birds.

Habitat: Fossils of Velociraptor have been discovered in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and parts of China, indicating that it lived in a region with a diverse environment that included forests, river systems, and a variety of prey.

Social Behavior: Velociraptor is believed to have been a highly intelligent and social dinosaur. Fossil evidence suggests that they may have hunted in groups, cooperating to take down larger prey or strategically attack larger dinosaurs.

Fossils and Discovery: The first Velociraptor fossil was discovered in Mongolia in the 1920s by paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn. Since then, several other well-preserved fossil specimens have been found, contributing significantly to our understanding of this species.

Feathers and Modern Connection: One of the most intriguing aspects of Velociraptor is the presence of feathers. Fossils of Velociraptor and related speciesVelociraptor mongoliensis 1/18th scale Dinosaur Action Figure like Microraptor have shown clear evidence of feathers. This has provided strong support for the idea that many theropod dinosaurs, including Velociraptor, had feathers and that birds are descendants of feathered dinosaurs.

It's essential to note that Velociraptor is not the same as the much larger dinosaur depicted in the "Jurassic Park" movie franchise. In the films, the portrayal of Velociraptor is based on the closely related but larger dinosaur species known as Deinonychus, which belongs to the same family as Velociraptor. The movie name "Velociraptor" was used for dramatic effect.

Velociraptor is a fascinating dinosaur that continues to capture the imagination of people worldwide, and ongoing research helps us learn more about its behavior, appearance, and evolutionary significance.

Hand Painted. Product Material: PVC

Product Code: #28607

by Beasts of the Mesozoic

Manufacturer Age Recommendation: 15+ Years

Beasts of the Mesozoic - Velociraptor mongoliensis #28607

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