Oviraptor

Oviraptor

Pronunciation:
OH-vee-RAP-tor
Name meaning:
'egg thief'
Oviraptor
Dinosaur description:
20kg, 2.0m-long
small theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Mongolia
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 85-75 million years ago
Teeth:
beak, no teeth
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
hard fruits, eggs, and possibly shellfish

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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