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- noun zoology A member of the Oviraptoridae,
birdlike maniraptoran dinosaurs.
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- noun advanced carnivorous theropod
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The most recently named oviraptorid is Nemegtomaia barsboldi from the Maastrichtian Nemegt Formation (Lü et al. 2004, 2005).
The affinities of this taxon are uncertain – it may be a caenagnathid and not an oviraptorid.
The embryo is significant in that it was the specimen that demonstrated that most/some eggs attributed to Protoceratops were actually oviraptorid eggs.
New oviraptorid dinosaur (Dinosauria: Oviraptorosauria) from the Nemegt Formation of southwestern Mongolia.
A new oviraptorid (Theropod [sic]: Oviraptorosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nanxiong Basin, Guangdong Province of southern China.
It turns out that Oviraptor was comparatively long-skulled for an oviraptorid and it may have been the most basal oviraptorine (Clark et al. 2002).
The poor creature looks as if the special effects artists took one of the Jurassic Park raptors, stuck a crest from an oviraptorid dinosaur on its head, and then gave it a bad toupee.
Fossilized egg of the oviraptorid Citipati, American Museum of Natural