Rinchenia

Rinchenia

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'Rinchen'

2.5m-long small theropod

Diet: omnivorous

Country: Mongolia

Period: Late Cretaceous, 72-68 million years ago

Rinchenia is known from a skull and fragmentary postcrania, so reconstructions are quite speculative, based on similar dinosaurs.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauria, Caenagnathoidea, Oviraptoridae, Oviraptorinae

Named by: Barsbold (1986)

Type species: mongoliensis

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