Utahraptor

About Utahraptor

The Utah Raptor, a skilled and powerful hunter, was discovered in central Utah, North America, in 1993. This dinosaur is one of the largest and most powerful Raptors to have yet been identified. Utahraptor used its sharp, sickle-like claw to slash and rip apart larger plant-eating animals. It also used its long sharp teeth to bite and tear its victims. It is believed by many scientists that Utahraptor was a warm-blooded animal. Fossil evidence shows that the inside of Utahraptor's bones was more like a modern day mammal than like that of a cold-blooded animal. This would have given Utahraptor a huge advantage over its prey. The large cold-blooded, plant-eating dinosaurs would have been very slow each morning as they waited for the sunlight to heat their bodies to a point where they could move more quickly. This would have been the perfect time for Utahraptor to attack. If it was warm-blooded, Utahraptor would have been fast moving no matter what the temperature outside.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Utahraptor
How do I pronounce Utahraptor?
You-taw-rap-tore
What does the name Utahraptor mean?
Hunter of Utah (Location of Discovery)
How long was Utahraptor?
18.00 feet 5.50 meters
How heavy was Utahraptor?
1100.00 pounds 500.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Utahraptor assigned to?
Theropoda
What did Utahraptor eat?
Larger animals
How many years ago did Utahraptor live?
120,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Utahraptor live?
Early Cretaceous
Where did Utahraptor live?
North America, Utah
Utahraptor Picture Image

Utahraptor's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Utahraptor Map

Utahraptor's size

0 kg
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