Exhibit Spotlight: Deinonychus antirrhopus

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Image Credit: Jonathan Chen , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinonychus

After Jurassic Park catapulted Velociraptor into pop stardom, many among the general public tend to conflate all small meat-eating dinosaurs with the raptor group (technically they’re known as the maniraptors, which means “grabby hands”). To continue our survey of the small carnivorous theropods of the park, let’s check out Deinonychus.

—Jeff Bond