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"Meet Utahraptor! This carnivorous theropod is the largest of the raptor-like dinosaurs, displaying an unusually stocky and powerful build."

Utahraptor is a large carnivorous Dromaeosaur that lived in North America during the Cretaceous.

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Description

Utahraptor is a large dromaeosaur that compared to other dinosaurs in its family group, such as Velociraptor and Deinonychus, is heavily built and its leg are much thicker and relatively short. Like all other dromaeosaurs, its body is covered in feathers, except for the Stark skin which possesses a featherless head and neck, similar to a vulture.

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Paleontology

Utahraptor was named in 1993, ironically the same year as the release of the film Jurassic Park which depicted Velociraptor in a size closer to that of Utahraptor, by paleontologist James Ian Kirkland and its name means "Utah's thief". At that time the palaeontologists that were describing the dinosaur considered naming it Utahraptor spielbergi after Jurassic Park's director Steven Spielberg in exchange for funding support but ultimately it was decided to name it Utahraptor ostrommaysi in honour to the paleontologist John Ostrom. Dinoraptor was considered to be the genus name before Utahraptor.

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