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  • n. Plural form of oviraptorid.

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  • Thanks to multiple discoveries of feathered dinosaurs during the past 15 years, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that many coelurosaurs - the group to which raptors, tyrannosaurs, oviraptorids and others belong - were at least partly covered in feathers.

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  • Fossil impressions reveal that oviraptorids also came equipped with a fan of feathers at the end of their tails, attached to a hunk of fused vertebrae not unlike those found in the tails of modern-day birds.

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  • And just like modern-day birds, oviraptorids may well have flashed their tail fans to impress potential mates.

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  • In addition, comparison with the tails of modern-day reptiles suggests that oviraptorids had particularly muscular tails, Persons said.

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  • "Because ratites also are secondarily flightless and tinamous are reluctant, clumsy fliers, the new evidence strengthens the view that troodontids and oviraptorids were secondarily flightless," he added.

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  • UC (University of California) Berkeley's J Lee Kavanau, the author of the paper, said that there is ample evidence supporting that troodontids and oviraptorids were secondary flightless birds.

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  • It's interesting to me that troodontids and oviraptorids exhibited relatively sophisticated parenting, with males helping out.

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  • Two new oviraptorids (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria), Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation, Ukhaa Tolgod, Mongolia.

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  • This was a large animal compared to most other oviraptorids with a distinctive rostrodorsally inclined back part to the skull, a large, sub-oval naris, and a premaxillary crest that is continuous with the premaxilla’s rostral margin (Clark et al. 2001).

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  • Ironically, it’s not that well known and the fact that, until recently, most Mongolian oviraptorids were assumed to be referable to this genus means that very few illustrations of Oviraptor really do depict this genus.

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