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  • noun Plural form of oviraptor.


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  • True feathers, so far as we know, were restricted to maniraptorans (the theropod clade that includes oviraptors, dromaeosaurs and birds), but simpler, filament-like integumentary structures appear to have evolved much earlier within theropod history, probably at or around the base of Coelurosauria.

    Happy Christmas, from gigantic Spanish sauropods... or, alas, poor ‘Angloposeidon’

  • Velociraptors were small carnivorous dinosaurs, like oviraptors and dromaeosaurs, animals that were long thought to steal eggs.

    Jurassic Park

  • Researchers have also found seven fossilized male oviraptors atop egg clutches.


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