Velociraptor (Raptor) Replica Skull, Life Size (true to scale 1/1), Brand New, Realistic Replica, Worldwide Shipping
Wooden Base Plate Included
17cm high x 20cm long x 9.5cm wide
(6.75 inches high x 7.75 inches long x 3.75 inches wide)
About 700 grams (about 1 lbs 9 oz)
For sale is a realistic replica of a raptor skull.
This is an accurate reconstruction (not an original fossil) of a raptor skull. Our replicas are cast and molded in house and are very true to scale.
The skull is molded of resin, a hard polymer material which consists of some plastic and other natural/synthetic materials.
Not quite like the movies
The velociraptor was a carnivorous (meat-eating) dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous Period about 75 million years ago. It was first discovered in 1923 in the Gobi Desert.
Unlike it is portrayed in the movies, velociraptor was the size of a turkey, had feathers and only weighed about 30 pounds. While they were quite different than the man-sized and lizard-like creatures on the big screen, they were still quite fast. Scientists estimate they could run at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour.
It was also more likely to be a scavenger rather than the ruthless hunter Hollywood depicts. Its diet included small reptiles, insects and smaller dinosaurs. There’s also no evidence that velociraptor hunted in packs. These dinosaurs were likely mostly solitary creatures and worked alone to feed themselves.
Velociraptor may have been warm blooded, like mammals or birds are. Since they had feathers, like birds, they would have used these to keep themselves and their nests of eggs warm. And, unlike reptiles, they actively hunted and pursued prey, which suggests they generated their own warmth. All in all, a very different picture of the velociraptor than painted in the movies!
- Velociraptor means “swift seizer” in Latin.
- It is one of the most bird-like dinosaurs ever discovered.
- They may have used their feathers to attract a mate.
- Like birds, velociraptors had a wishbone.
- They had long tails and a large, curved claw on each back foot.
- Scientists think velociraptors may have had wings, but would not have been capable of flight due to their short forelimbs.
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