The Dromaeosaurids were a group of smart, bird-like dinosaurs that first appeared in the middle Jurassic. Dromaeosaurids like Velociraptor all had a sickle-claw on each foot, potentially for slashing prey, though some argue they were used for climbing trees. These fast but nimble dinosaurs could potentially bring down dinosaurs larger than themselves. This group of dinosaurs is classified as a type of coelurosaur known as Maniraptorians, which also includes the troodontids, therizinosaurs, and oviraptorosaurs, and are closely related to the ornithomimosaurs.
Being generally small-to-medium-sized theropods, dromaeosaurids are Wind Dinosaurs.
- Cryptovolans (probably Microraptor)