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Dinosaur of the Day #139 - Utahraptor

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Superficially, Utahraptor (“Utah’s Hunter”)appears to be an earlier, scaled up version of Deinonychus. Specimens of Utahraptor are fragmentary but suggest a potential size of up to seven meters long, with some more conservative estimates falling nearer six meters long. These estimates make Utahraptor a contender for one of the largest known dromaeosaurids, but if that were not enough there are some specimens that hint to Utahraptor possibly being even larger.

Being a larger animal, Utahraptor also had a larger claw estimated to potentially be twenty-four centimetres long. Utahraptor had thick leg bones and are not what you would expect from a fast hunter. They may have instead had extra powerful muscles for driving the killing claw forwards into its prey. Bringing all of the above together, Utahraptor probably focused upon its attentions to larger prey items such as hadrosaurs or smaller sauropods.

As a dromaeosaurid, Utahraptor probably shared the same phylogenetic features of the group, including having feathers. While no feathers have been found with Utahraptor remains, it would be an exception to the ‘group rule’ if it did not have them. One thing to consider however is that the large size of Utahraptor may have meant it had a degree of gigantothermy that would not have been present in its smaller group relatives. If so then it may have had a reduced or altered arrangement of feathers instead.

JWA_Profile_Magnapyritor_result

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Omega.
Health: 2520.
Damage: 1420.
Speed: 128
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used to create: Utahsinoraptor and Spinotahraptor.

Critical Impact.
Pounce.
Strike.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?

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Dinosaur of the Day #141 - Utahsinoraptor
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A better version of Velicoraptor, Utahraptor is slightly slower but gains an extra attack.

I found that after a certain point, low teens player level, it became less useful and was another animal relegated to being a DNA farm for it’s hybrids.

#3

Utah is one of my favorites

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#4

Great dino in the lower arenas. Great dna for the upper arenas. Very useful dino.

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#5

I like this guy, it did work when I first started playing and I am still happy to dart it now.

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#6

Classic. I remember first reading about its powerful kick when I was just a little kid. Thoses were the days.

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#7

If I’m not mistaken, it was Utahraptor which was the inspiration for the large size Velociraptors in the film version of Jurassic Park, as they were discovered about the time the film was being planned.

#8

Deinonychus: am I a joke to u

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