Velociraptors

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Velociraptor ( ; meaning 'swift seizer' ) is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that existed approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. Two species are currently recognized, although others have been assigned in the past. The type species is V. mongoliensis; fossil of this species have been discovered in both Inner and Outer Mongolia in central Asia. A second species, V. osmolskae, was named in 2008 for skull material from Inner Mongolia.

Smaller than other dromaeosaurids like Deinonychus and Achillobator, the turkey-sized Velociraptor nevertheless shared many of the same anatomical features. It was a biped, feather carnivore with a long, stiffened tail and an enlarged sickle-shaped claw on each hindfoot, which is thought to have been used to kill its prey. Velociraptor can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by its long and low skull, with an upturned snout.

Velociraptor (commonly shortened to 'raptor') is one of the dinosaur genera most familiar to the general public due to its prominent role in the Jurassic Park motion picture series. In the films it was shown with anatomical inaccuracies, including being much larger than it was in reality and without feathers. It is also well known to paleontologist, with over a dozen recovered fossil skeletons—the most of any dromaeosaurid. One particularly famous specimen preserves a Velociraptor locked in combat with a Protoceratops.

Velociraptor was a mid-sized dromaeosaurid, with adults measuring up to long, high at the hip, and weighing up to .

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Predator 19 to 85
Win Gremlins 64 to 38
Win Jason Voorhees 78 to 54
Loss Killer Croc 32 to 58
Loss Tyrannosaurus Rex 34 to 95
Win The Hills Have Eyes mutants 85 to 20
Loss Magneto 15 to 97
Loss The Wookiees 36 to 63
Loss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 31 to 66
Win Rikki-Tikki-Tavi 61 to 23
Loss Nick Fury 18 to 84
Win Ben 10 39 to 38
Loss Sabretooth 29 to 95
Win The Werewolf Family (Dog Soldiers) 60 to 51
Loss The 300 Spartans 31 to 85
Loss The Xenomorphs 31 to 82
Loss Doomguy 28 to 58
Win Invader Zim 67 to 38
Win Jack Bauer 17 to 9
Win The Enterprise Crew (Next Generation) 14 to 11
Loss Nexu 2 to 11
Loss John Rambo 3 to 11
Win S.H.I.E.L.D. 16 to 9
Loss Werewolf 8 to 18