Saturday, November 06, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #37: Velociraptor

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!

NAME: Velociraptor
PRONUNCIATION: veh-loss-ih-RAP-tor
ORDER: Saurischia
EXISTED DURING: Late Cretaceous
DISCOVERED: Mongolia, 1922
FUN FACT: Velociraptors had dewclaws on their hind limbs, which are vestigial claws that never touch the ground. Dewclaws can be seen on modern animals as well, such as dogs, pigs, and deer.

See all the Dino-a-Days HERE

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
on Amazon

Source: Wikipedia

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