One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large dromaeosaurid dinosaur, the remains of which were discovered in Utah in 1992. It was twice the size of deinonychus.
Genus Utahraptor, family Dromaeosauridae, suborder Theropoda
- ‘The two utahraptors kill their victim efficiently, cleanly, with a flurry of slashes, hindclaws and foreclaws together.’
- ‘The Utahraptor stood nearly six feet tall and weighed more than 1500 pounds.’
- ‘It is thought that with the super-slashing claw on each hind foot, the Utahraptor could deliver a death sentence to a dinosaur with one kick.’
Modern Latin, from Utah + raptor.
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