Oviraptor

Oviraptor

Pronunciation:
OH-vee-RAP-tor
Name meaning:
'egg thief'
Oviraptor
small theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
small theropod
Length:
2.0m
Weight:
20kg
Diet:
omnivorous omnivorous food icon
Teeth:
beak, no teeth
Food:
hard fruits, eggs, and possibly shellfish
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 85-75 million years ago
Found in:
Mongolia

The curved upper and lower jaws of Oviraptor would have been able to crush even hard objects. This dinosaur may have eaten eggs, or fed on fish and shellfish.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauria, Caenagnathoidea, Oviraptoridae, Oviraptorinae
Named by:
Osborn (1924)
Type species:
philoceratops
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