Genuine Raptor Tooth
- Type: Therapod Raptor
- Age: Approx. 95 Million Years Old
- Discovered:Kem Kem, Morocco, Africa
- Box measure 6" x 8" x 1"
- Each frame of artifacts is unique but will be equal to the one displayed
* Raptor *
Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period. Two species are currently recognized, although others have been assigned in the past. The type species is V. mongoliensis; fossils of this species have been discovered in Mongolia. A second species, V. osmolskae, was named in 2008 for skull material from Inner Mongolia, China.
* Raptor Jaw / Teeth *
The jaws were lined with 26–28 widely spaced teeth on each side, each more strongly serrated on the back edge than the front.
* Popular Culture *
Velociraptor are well known for their role as vicious and cunning killers thanks to their portrayal in the 1990 novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and its 1993 film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg. The "raptors" portrayed in Jurassic Park were actually modeled after the closely related dromaeosaurid Deinonychus. Paleontologists in both the novel and film excavate a skeleton in Montana, far from the central Asian range of Velociraptor but characteristic of the Deinonychus range. Crichton used the controversial taxonomy proposed by Gregory S. Paul, even though the "raptors" in the novel are at another point referred to as V. mongoliensis. Crichton met with the discoverer of Deinonychus, John Ostrom, several times at Yale University to discuss details of the animal's possible range of behaviors and appearance. Crichton at one point apologetically told Ostrom that he had decided to use the name Velociraptor in place of Deinonychus because the former name was "more dramatic". According to Ostrom, Crichton stated that the Velociraptor of the novel was based on Deinonychus in almost every detail, and that only the name had been changed. The Jurassic Park filmmakers also requested all of Ostrom's published papers on Deinonychus during production. They portrayed the animals with the size, proportions, and snout shape of Deinonychus rather than Velociraptor.
* What is a Therapod? *
Theropoda, whose members are known as theropods, is a dinosaur clade that is characterized by hollow bones and three-toed limbs. Theropods are generally classed as a group of saurischian dinosaurs. They were ancestrally carnivorous, although a number of theropod groups evolved to become herbivores, omnivores, piscivores, and insectivores. Theropods first appeared during the Carnian age of the late Triassic period 231.4 million years ago and included the sole large terrestrial carnivores from the Early Jurassic until at least the close of the Cretaceous, about 66 Ma. In the Jurassic, birds evolved from small specialized coelurosaurian theropods, and are today represented by about 10,500 living species.
* Kem Kem, Morocco *
Kem Kem Beds is a dig site in Jurassic World Evolution. It was added with the Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack. The Kem Kem Beds can be found in southeastern Morocco, on the Algerian border. It dates back to the Late Cretaceous (100.5-66 Ma), and primarily consists of reddish rock. This formation has come to be known for its wide variety of large carnivorous theropods.
Raptor Tooth Display
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