Velociraptor ("fast hunter") is the name for a small, fast-running, carnivorous dinosaur. Velociraptor was small for a dromaeosaurid, with adults measuring up to 1.8 meters (5.9 ft) long, 0.62 meters (2 ft) high at the hip, and weighing 20 kilograms (45 lb) The velociraptor is now extinct.
The first Velociraptor fossil was found in Mongolia in the 1920s by an American Museum of Natural History expedition, and a number of fossils have been found since then in Mongolia and northern China. The most well-known find, discovered in 1971, includes a complete Velociraptor skeleton wrapped around that of a Protoceratops, an early ceratopsian and ancestor of Triceratops. The two were apparently in mid-fight when they were buried.
Did it have feathers?
"The researchers believe the bumps on the arm bone are remnants of quill knobs, places where the quills of secondary feathers — important for flight in many modern birds — were anchored to the bone." 
Stephen Spielberg's Jurassic Park
The Velociraptor played a prominent part in Stephen Spielberg's motion picture Jurassic Park in which it was misrepresented as a much larger creature. It was in fact merely the size of a turkey. The version of the Velociraptor in Jurassic Park more closely resembled a Deinonychus, a close relative of Velociraptor.
- ↑ Norell, M.A. & Makovicky, P.J. 1999. Important features of the dromaeosaurid skeleton II: information from newly collected specimens of Velociraptor mongoliensis. American Museum Novitates 3282
- ↑ http://www.clarifyingchristianity.com/gen_1-2.shtml
- ↑ http://www.albatrus.org/english/theology/creation/biblical_age_earth.htm
- ↑ Velociraptor in Encyclopedia Britannica
- ↑ The Complete Book of Dinosaurs, by Dougal Dixon, Hermes House, 2006
- ↑ http://www.answers.com/topic/velociraptor