Indoraptor accurate

The life restoration of the Indoraptor.

Indoraptor is an extinct species of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period (80-66 mya). It was discovered in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming in 1913. It was long thought to pronate its wrists and run on all fours, but recent studies over the last decade have shown that Indoraptor couldn't pronate its hands, its front limbs were also now known to not be able to support its weight on all fours. It was one of the strange known Dromaeosaurids ever found, having some strange canine-like mammalian-looking teeth for ripping out chunks of flesh. Its large eye sockets suggests that it was a nocturnal hunter. It was once thought to be completely featherless due to a discovery of a 67 million year old mummified Indoraptor remains, but it is noe thought to be most likely due to decomposition, causing the feathers to fall off before the body was muffified.
Indoraptor skeleton

An outdated fossil restoration of an Indoraptor, when it was long though to lack sickle claws on its feet.

The color of Indoraptor has been determined to be almost black in color with few long yellow stripes on its sides. Its brain case confirms that it was almost as smart as Montanoraptors and Squatmaraptors, but its instincts was likely larger, however it is likely that it snatched its prey with its large clawed fingers like a horror movie monster. It was about 20 feet long and probably weighed no more than 2.5 tons. Just like the Indominus, it was once thought to be the last ever descendant of the superfamily of theropods, the Coelophysoidea-grouped dinosaurs (which also included the Triassic-Jurassic Coelophysis), but it is now known that Indoraptor was actually a raptor dinosaur most closely related to the slightly smaller Dakotaraptor. The Indoraptor likely became extinct because of the asteroid impact and its effects, but few Indoraptors could have lived during that event before succumbing to the colder temperatures.

An outdated restoration of an Indoraptor.

  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Clade: Dinosauria
  • Order: Saurischia
  • Suborder: Theropoda
  • Order: Neotheropoda
  • Family: †Dromaeosauridae
  • Clade: Eudromaeosauria
  • Subfamily: †Dromaeosaurinae
  • Genus: †Indoraptor
  • Species: †Olimpious
  • Scientific Name: †Indoraptor Olimpious
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