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Dromaeosaurus ("Swift Running Lizard") was a species of Dromaeosaur raptor dinosaur that lived in Late Cretaceous in North America during the last days of the dinosaurs, from 90-65 million years ago.

This Dinosaur gives its name it to the entire family of the Dromaeosauridae, that being all of the 'Raptors'. It was around 2 metres long, similar to the close relation to this predator Velociraptor, which happened to be living at the same time on the other side of the world almost.

FactsEdit

Time/Era/PeriodEdit

Dromaeosaurus lived during the middle to Late Cretaceous period from 90,000,000-65,000,000 years ago. It died out with the other dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous.

Size/DescriptionEdit

Dromaeosaurus was small compared to other members of its family. They stood 3-4 feet tall at the hips, measured 6 feet long and weigh less the 100 lbs. A part time scavenger of the Late Cretaceous, these predators were small but were members of the raptor family.

Dromaeosaurus was unique among other dromaeosaurs as, unlike other medium-sized dromaeosaurs such as Velociraptor, Dromaeosaurus had a short, massive skull, deep mandible, and robust teeth, which seem to be made for crushing and tearing meat due to the heavy wear marks on them. 

It had a very stiff tail, like all dromaeosaurs, and it had a huge, sickle-like claw on its second toe, most likely used to stab the throat of its prey. It was the first non-dubious dromaeosaur found and is the type genus. It is closely related to such large dromaeosaurs as Utahraptor.

BehaviorEdit

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Dromaeosauru pack

Like all members of the raptor family, Dromaeosaurus hunted in pakcs from numbers of 3-12. Using darkness, these pack hunters tried to unsettle herds of plant eating dinosaurs and isolate the youngsters, even herbivores as big as Torosaurus.

Even alone, a single Dromaeosaurus hunted other small dinosaurs and even tried to feed from T. rex nests.

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