dromaeosaur

dromaeosaur

noun
a kind of maniraptor 
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dromaeosaur

any of a group of small to medium-sized carnivorous dinosaurs that flourished in Asia and North America during the Cretaceous Period (146 million to 66 million years ago). Agile, lightly built, and fast-running, these theropods were among the most effective predators of their time.

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