At 100 pounds, a Velociraptor is, pound for pound, one of the most terrifying predators.
— The narrator introduces the carnivores
Velociraptor
Velociraptor.jpg
Creature information
FamilyDromeosauridae
SpeciesV. mongoliensis
V. osmolskae
Time period80 million years ago
Located inGobi Desert
Dietmeat
Serial information
Appears in"White Tip's Journey"
Deaths causedA pack of Velociraptors
Two Protoceratops
Two Oviraptor chicks
Three Velociraptor eggs

Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid that lived approximately 75-71 million years ago, in the Campanion-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous period. It appeared as a major species in Dinosaur Planet. In the documentary, it is incorrectly shown as living 80 million years ago.

In Dinosaur Planet[edit | edit source]

"White Tip's Journey"[edit | edit source]

In the show there are a total of 8 Velociraptors: White Tip, Blue Brow, Broken Hand, 2 Female raptors, and 3 raptor chicks.

Errors[edit | edit source]

  • All the Velociraptors were living five million years earlier than they actually did.
  • Evidence of Velociraptors being a pack-hunter is extremely limited.
  • Velociraptor couldn't have had its hands facing downwards without painfully breaking them.
  • Velociraptor weighed 33 pounds, not 100 pounds as stated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The genus was given a tad of sexual dimorphism: females made white, males made grey and blue.
  • A Velociraptor from Jurassic Park had a cameo in the first episode, before morphing into one shown in this series.
  • Today it is believed Velociraptor was nocturnal or crepuscular, which is common in desert-animals.
  • The sounds used for the calls of the Velociraptor chicks are squeaks and calls of Guinea Pigs.
  • The sounds for the Velociraptor are re-used Dromaeosaur sound effects from When Dinosaurs Roamed America.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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