Dromeosaurs ("raptors", like Velociraptor) are pretty much becoming the wolf analogues among dinosaurs, gathering a rather undeserved fanbase over other mesozoic sauropsids. Because a fair number of their admirers is stupid enough to not bother doing any research I made this text to point how "average" dromeosaurs were:
1- ALL dromeosaurs were feathered. Even the large ones like Utahraptor. Feathers are not like fur, they are more useful to CONTROL body temperature, not to just keep the animal warm. Furthermore, dromaeosaurs were like birds, they had airsacs connected to the lungs (and to the bones), hence further helping to cool the animal down, and making the loss of feathers unnecessary.
2- Most people portray raptors as having pronated hands (to simplify, having them in a puppy like position, like in Jurassic Park). In reality, their hands were basically in the same position as those of a person about to aplaud. This is the same position as birds, and considering that