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Fossil found of velociraptor eating another dinosaur

A fossil has been discovered of a velociraptor in mid-meal, eating a Protoceratops. Palaeontologists have uncovered fossil fragments of Velociraptor teeth alongside scarred bones of the large horned herbivore Protoceratops. The teeth of the predator match marks on the herbivore's bones, suggesting Velociraptor scavenged its carcass. The discovery is further

Velociraptor’s killing claws were for climbing

Palaeontologists who have studied the biomechanics of Velociraptor claws say they were used to cling to prey and climb trees. Phil Manning of the University of Manchester, UK, and colleagues previously showed that Velociraptor's sharp-tipped foot claw could puncture skin and help the dinosaur cling to wounded prey but was not