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  • n. Plural form of dromaeosaurid.

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  • I’ve previously been guilty of comparing this ‘enlarged’ claw with the raised sickle-claw seen in dromaeosaurids and other Cretaceous theropods, but what we have in phorusrhacids and seriemas clearly isn’t as elaborate, so there’s no indication that they used it to slash open the bellies of prey or anything like that (and here I’ll avoid the debate about the function of sickle-claws*).

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  • Sinornithosaurus, Xu et al. (1999) stated that the sternal rib facets on the sternum 'imply the presence of hinged sternocostal joints in dromaeosaurids, which is not concordant with recent argyments about the ribcage-pectoral girdle complex and the respiratory pattern of theropods' (p. 263: they were referring to Ruben et al. (1997)).

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  • They include specimens of duck-billed hadrosaurs, one of which still sports its toenails, horned ceratopids (three rhinoceros-like horns on the head), carnivorous tyrannosaurids and dromaeosaurids.

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  • Well, dromaeosaurids are more closely related to fork-tongued squamates than Cotylorhynchus is....

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  • * A recent study has claimed that sickle-claws could not function as slashing or stabbing weapons, but were perhaps used instead as climbing crampons, enabling dromaeosaurids to climb the bodies of their prey.

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  • In Jurassic Park, the dromaeosaurids are intellectually on par with chimpanzees.

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  • Several authors have speculated about this, but only in fictional essays: Stout & Service (1981) depicted baby tyrannosaurs chasing, wrestling and play-biting one another, and Bakker (1995) imagined dromaeosaurids and troodontids sliding down snowy slopes in a Cretaceous winter (which explains the Luis Rey painting you can see here).

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  • The velociraptor is a bipedal carnivore with a long, stiffened tail and can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by its long and low skull, with an upturned snout.

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  • Smaller than other dromaeosaurids like Deinonychus and Achillobator, the turkey-sized Velociraptor nevertheless shared many of the same anatomical features.

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  • Velociraptor can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by its long and low skull, with an upturned snout.

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