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life reconstruction of the new oviraptorosaurian dinosaur species Anzu wyliei
2014-03-20 04:30:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal PLOS ONE have discovered a new bird-like dinosaur named Anzu wyliei. The fossil skeletons of Anzu were discovered in North and South Dakota underneath 66-million-year-old rocks. Anzu gives scientists the chance to study the anatomy and evolutionary relationships of Caenagnathidae, which is a group of theropod dinosaurs. “Anzu is far and away the most complete caenagnathid that has ever been...

Dinosaur Attracted Mates Much Like A Peacock
2011-11-07 13:46:40

A new study says that a species of dinosaur may have acted like a Las Vegas showgirl in order to attract males. Oviraptor dinosaurs had a fan of feathers similar to a flamenco dancer in Las Vegas, along with a flexible tail. The scientists said this dinosaur species may have flashed these feathers to attract attention in a way similar to the modern-day peacock. Scott Persons, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, presented the research at the Society for Vertebrate...

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2008-12-18 16:47:02

Sure, they're polygamous, but male emus and several other ground-dwelling birds also are devoted dads, serving as the sole incubators and caregivers to oversized broods from multiple mothers. It is rare behavior, but research described in the Dec. 19 Science found that it runs in this avian family, all the way back to its dinosaur ancestors. Scientists had long wondered about the origins of polygamy and paternal care patterns among modern-day Paleognathes -- an ancient avian lineage that...

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2005-04-15 13:11:36

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rare discovery of eggs inside a dinosaur has given scientists new clues about the reproductive biology of the creatures and more support for the theory that birds came from dinosaurs. The pair of shelled eggs is the first of its kind found inside a dinosaur, said researchers who reported the discovery in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Scientists found the dinosaur produced eggs in some ways like a crocodile and in other ways like a bird. Crocodiles and similar...


Latest Oviraptor Reference Libraries

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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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2009-08-18 22:05:50

Citipati, meaning "funeral pyre lord", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It is known from the Djadokhta Formation in the Gobi Desert. It is one of the best known oviraptorids thanks to a number of well preserved fossils, some of which have been found in brooding positions on top of egg nests. These findings help solidify the link between non-avian dinosaurs and birds. It was first described by James M. Clark, Mark Norell, and Rinchen...

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