Fun Velocipes Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 28, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Learn interesting Velocipes facts.
Age: 3-18
Read time: 2.4 Min

Some dinosaurs remain a mystery!

Velocipes is a dinosaur genus that falls in this mysterious category. This is thanks to the lack of fossil evidence.

In dinosaur history, there are many species. In some cases, paleontologists have found complete specimens to help them provide the dinosaur's detailed physical descriptions and evolutionary development. On the other hand, there are incomplete and poorly preserved specimens that are hard to describe.

Unfortunately, the Velocipes fall in the latter category. First described and named in the 1900s, the taxonomic classification of this dinosaur genus is still debatable. The latest classification places the species under the category of basal theropods.

Discover more about this quick-footed genus of the theropod family.

Velocipes Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Velocipes'?

Velocipes is pronounced as ve-LOSS-eh-pes.

What type of dinosaur was a Velocipes?

Velocipes is a genus from the saurischian family that may have been a basal theropod.

In which geological period did the Velocipes roam the earth?

Velocipes roamed the earth during the Norian Age (227 to 208.5 million years ago).

When did the Velocipes become extinct?

It is probable that the Velocipes may have become extinct by the end of the Norian Age of the Triassic period.

Where did a Velocipes live?

It is unclear where the Velocipes lived.

What was a Velocipes' habitat?

The Velocipes fossils were recovered from the Lissauer Breccia, Southern Poland. However, the actual habitat range of the species is unknown.

Who did a Velocipes live with?

It is unclear who the Velocipes coexisted with.

How long did a Velocipes live?

The age by which the Velocipes survived has yet to be ascertained.

How did they reproduce?

Although there is no clear evidence of the reproduction behavior of the Velocipes, it is likely they were oviparous (like other dinosaurs).

Velocipes Fun Facts

What did a Velocipes look like?

Researchers have not been able to get a physical development of the Velocipes due to the poor condition of the fossils.

The taxonomic classification of the velocipes is unclear.

*Please note that this is an image of a Theropod, not a Velocipes. If you have an image of a Velocipes, please let us know at

How many bones did a Velocipes have?

Velocipes fossils include a poorly preserved proximal portion of the fibula.

How did they communicate?

The limited fossils make it difficult to determine the communication behavior of the species.

How big was a Velocipes?

The size of the Velocipes has yet to be ascertained.

How fast could a Velocipes move?

Given that Velocipes translates to 'quick foot', it is likely for the theropod species to be actively mobile.

How much did a Velocipes weigh?

The weight of the Velocipes still needs to be studied.

What were the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species of this dinosaur would be referred to as adult Velocipes.

What would you call a baby Velocipes?

The baby dinosaur would be referred to as juvenile.

What did they eat?

Velocipes was a carnivore, but its exact diet is unknown.

How aggressive were they?

The poor fossil evidence makes it difficult to learn in-depth about the behavior of the Velocipes dinosaur.

Did you know...

Huene described and named the genus Velocipes and type species V. guerichi in 1932.

Rauhut and Hungerbuhler, in 2002, described the Velocipes paleofile as an indeterminate vertebrate.

What does 'Velocipes' mean?

Velocipes means quick foot.

Was the Velocipes a theropod?

Velocipes was believed to be a basal theropod. This taxonomic classification was mainly due to the time period at which this species roamed the earth.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

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Sonali RawatBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature, Masters of Art specializing in English and Communication Skills

Sonali has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and is currently pursuing a Master's in English and Communication from Christ University. With considerable experience in writing about lifestyle topics, including travel and health, she has a passion for Japanese culture, especially fashion, and anime, and has written on the subject before. Sonali has event managed a creative-writing festival and coordinated a student magazine at her university. Her favorite authors are Toni Morrison and Anita Desai.

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