Dromaeosauridae (Raptors)

Dromaeosauridae is a family of feathered theropod dinosaurs. The species Dromaeosaurs was the first of this group of dinosaurs to have been discovered, and led to the establishment of the family Dromaeosauridae.

Some times informally referred to as just Raptors other species of Dromaeosaurus include the Deinonychus (’terrible claw’) and the more famous Velociraptor (‘speedy predator’). 

A main feature of the Dromaeosaurs and other Dromaeosauridae, was the sickle-like claw on it’s hind feet which it would used to attack it’s prey. Considered a formidable hunter the Dromaeosaurids were one of the deadliest dinosaur carnivores.

Dromaeosaurid fossils have been found in North America, Europe, Africa, Japan, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Argentina, and Antarctica.