If you enjoyed what you read on our website, we highly recommend that you read the primary literature we have cited. Although we tried to capture the theropod as best we could, the primary literature always provides a more complete story!

Allain, R. and P. Taquet. 2000. A new genus of Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of France.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20:404-407.

Carpenter, K. 1998. Evidence of predatory behavior by carnivorous dinosaurs.  GAIA 1998:135-144.  
Hone, D., T. Tsoihiji, M. Watabe and K. Tsogtbaatr. 2012. Pterosaurs as a food source for small dromaeosaurs. Palaeography, Palococlintology, Palacoecology 331:27-30.

Fowler, D. W., E. A. Freedman, J. B. Scanella and R. E. Kambic. 2011. The predatory ecology of Deinonychus and the origin of flapping in birds.  PLoS One 6:e28964.

Jerzykiewicz, T. and D. A. Russell. 1990. Late Mesozoic stratigraphy and vertebrates of the Gobi Basin. Cretaceous Research 12:345-347.

Manning, P. L., D. Payne, J. Pennicott, P. M. Barrett and R. A. Ennos. 2006.  Dinosaur killer claws or climbing crampons?Biology Letters 2:110-112.

PBS nature guides 2014. <>  Accessed 15 May 2014.Turner, A. H., P. J. Makovicky and M. A. Norell. 2007.  Feather quill knobs in  the dinosaur Velociraptor. BREVIA 317:1721