Velociraptor “antirrhopus” (*) (IDW-DG)

Disambiguation Links – Velociraptor “antirrhopus” (*) (S/F)

In reality, real Velociraptors were quite smaller than those featured in Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games, which are much closer in size comparison to Deinonychus. Deinonychus’ name means “Terrible Claw” and it was discovered by Paleontology revolutionary Dr. John Ostrom in 1964 and named in 1969. Deinonychus weighed 160 pounds (73 kilos) and was 4 meters (13 feet) in length and nearly 1.8 meters (6 feet) high. The real life Velociraptor name means “swift robber” first discovered and described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1924 in what is now the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Velociraptor lived in the Late Cretaceous around 67 million years ago. Velociraptor was 1.8 meters (6 feet) in length, 1 meter (3 feet) tall and 60 pounds (25 kilos) in weight.


The Velociraptors of Dangerous Games are unlike any other rendition of the raptors done for Jurassic Park before. They are completely covered in feathers for most of the comics. In the flashbacks though they are shown without any feathers as infants, and in the adult years having some feathers like the Sorna raptors (having quills down the back of the head.) The events that take place in Dangerous Games occur twenty years after the first film, and by now the raptors are completely feathered. The reason behind this sudden change of appearance is not explained in the comics.

They are also led by the scientist Dr. Frances White, who used to work for InGen years ago. They look to her as pack alpha, and will do anything she asks. The doctor has long ago deciphered their language and can talk to the Velociraptors.