Velociraptor is a dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur. The name Velociraptor literally translated means “swift thief.” This ‘raptor’ weighed in at only about 30 pounds (15 kg), and was about 6 ft. long (2.07 m). The most remarkable aspect to this dinosaur is the sickle shaped killing claw on its second pes (foot) digit. Much speculation has been made about this claw, which reached a size of up to 2.5 inches in length. Some paleontologists think it would have used this claw to disembowel its prey, while others believe it would have only been useful in climbing onto a larger prey animal.