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- n. Any member of the Caenagnathidae.
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The affinities of this taxon are uncertain – it may be a caenagnathid and not an oviraptorid.
It belonged to either a caenagnathid or a small raptor called a dromaeosaurid, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Palaeontology.
After carefully probing five fossilized eggs found with the nest, the researchers believe it is a breeding spot of a small meat-eating dinosaur - either a caenagnathid or a small raptor known as a dromaeosaurid.
"Based on characteristics of the eggs and nest, we know that the nest belonged to either a caenagnathid or a small raptor, both small meat-eating dinosaurs closely related to birds.