Velociraptor foot fossil replica
The foot of Velociraptor was well equiped with a hooked 4th toe which was a sharply tapered claw on its foot. With this claw it could puncture the throat of its victims so that they either died from suffocating or a lost of blood.
Velociraptor lived during the late Cretaceous era about 75 million years ago and its fossils have been found in Inner Mongolia China. Velociraptor was a bipedal, feathered carnivore with a long tail and an enlarged sickle shaped claw on each hind foot. It is thought this large claw was used to attack prey. The skull fossil found in Inner Mongolia showed features of a long and low skull with an upturned snout. Known by the public as Raptor this creature featured in the Jurassic Park motion picture series.
6 x 8 x 11.5 cm