Up for auction: Skeleton of dinosaur that inspired Jurassic Park raptor

The Deinonychus antirrhopus, known as Hector, that will be auctioned was discovered in Montana. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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(NYTIMES) - Many people know them as agile bipedal dinosaurs with menacing claws and scrunched-up arms, hunting children through a kitchen in Jurassic Park.

In the 1993 movie, they are called velociraptors, but those creatures were more like a different, related species, Deinonychus antirrhopus - a name that the author of the novel Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton, considered a less dramatic choice.

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