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> I am more than just a little confused. I have been doing some research on
> dinosaurs and I found that Velociraptor had a size of 1.8m. I want to know
> if this is correct. I am under the understanding that Velociraptor was only
> about .8m tall. This information came from the Dinosaur Hunter Interactive
> software which I just picked up. I am also interested in knowing if the
> correct weight was 15kg. This seems a bit light for a 1.8m tall animal.
> Thanks in advance.
> -Hatch :)
Your understanding is correct. I suspect the different figures arise
from confusing _length_ with _height_. _Velociraptor mongoliensis_ was
up to 180cm long from tip of nose to tip of tail, but because it held
its body almost horizontal, its normal posture had its head only about a
meter off the ground.
15kg does seem a bit light, but not by much. My own guess based on
Dinamation's 3-D models would be in the neighborhood of 20-25kg. If
that still seems light, remember that even a large wolf is under 50kg,
and a slender biped like _Velociraptor_ would have much less mass that a
heavyset four-footed wolf.