Definition of velociraptor
: any of a genus (Velociraptor) of theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having a long head with a flat snout and a large sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot
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DePalma recently gained acclaim after his team discovered the Dakotaraptor, a cousin to the velociraptor, in 2015.
Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs called theropods, whose members included the fearsome T-Rex and smaller Velociraptors.
Just keep repeating those steps until the position of the velociraptor is the same as the position as the human.
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