Variraptor was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Metropolitan France (France) 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. 1998. A new dromaeosaurid theropod from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France. Oryctos 1:105-112
  • 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