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Velociraptor mongoliensis Osborn 1924 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Dromaeosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54554

Alternative combinations: Velociraptor mongoliense, Velocirator mongoliensis

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1924. Three new Theropoda, Protoceratops zone, central Mongolia. American Museum Novitates 144:1-12

Belongs to Velociraptor according to N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie 2009

Sister taxon: Velociraptor osmolskae

Type specimen: AMNH 6515, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Shabarakh Usu (AMNH loc. 12049), which is in a Campanian eolian sandstone in the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 238.0 x 34.0, femur diameter 16.7, fibula width 2.65, tibiotarsus 255.0 x 38.4, tibiotarsus diameter 16.3

Estimated body mass: 35.0 kg based on femur length