Variraptor was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Barcelona (Spain) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France).

Quick facts about Variraptor:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Variraptor was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Le Loeuff and E. Buffetaut. 1992. The first record of dromaeosaurid dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda) in the Maastrichtian of southern Europe: palaeobiogeographical implications. Bulletin de la Société géologique de la France 163(3):337-343
  • P. Clottes and C. Raynaud. 1983. Le gisement à dinosauriens de Campagne-sur-Aude–Esperaza. Observations préliminaires. Premiers résultats [The dinosaur locality at Campagne-sur-Aude–Esperaza. Preliminary observations. First results]. Bulletin de la Société d'Études Scientifiques de l'Aude 83:5-14