Utahraptor is a genus of large dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived during the early Cretaceous period, around 125 million years ago. The name Utahraptor means “Utah thief,” referencing the state where the first specimen was discovered. It was a bipedal predator that stood around 6.5 to 7.5 feet tall at the hip and measured up to 23 feet long.
It had a large, sickle-shaped claw on each foot, which it likely used to kill its prey. Its teeth were also large and serrated, making it well-suited for slicing through flesh. It was likely an apex predator in its ecosystem, hunting animals such as Iguanodon and other large herbivores.