Pyroraptor was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Aragon (Spain) and Rioja (Spain).

Quick facts about Pyroraptor:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a forest
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Pyroraptor illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Pyroraptor was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • N. López-Martínez. 2000. Eggshell sites from the Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in south-central Pyrenees (Spain). In A. M. Bravo & T. Reyes (ed.), First International Symposium on Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, Extended Abstracts
  • R. Allain and P. Taquet. 2000. A new genus of Dromaeosauridae (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of France. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(2):404-407
  • H. Astibia and E. Buffetaut. 1990. The fossil vertebrates from the Lano (Basque Country, Spain); new evidence on the composition and affinities of the Late Cretaceous continental faunas of Europe. Terra Nova 2:460-466