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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...

New Study Says Male And Female Dinosaurs Incubated Eggs
2013-05-16 09:59:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their extinct ancestors. Geoff Birchard from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, along with Charles Deeming and Marcello Ruta from the University of Lincoln's School of Life Sciences, wanted to test the theory that data from modern birds could be used to predict the...

Dinosaurs May Have Shaken Tail Feathers In Elaborate Mating Display
2013-01-07 14:42:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week University of Alberta researchers examining the fossilized remains of dinosaur tail bones made what appears to be a startling discovery. Our modern day birds like the turkey and the peacock, which often use their dazzling plumage to attract a mate, may be channeling their long-departed ancestors: the feathered dinosaurs. This discovery was not made in a single find, however. Scott Persons, a paleontologist at the...

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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2008-02-12 15:05:00

Cretaceous-era duck-billed dinosaur discovery opens new window into time when much of continent was submerged.A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to an international research team led by scientists from the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah."To date, the dinosaur record from Mexico has been sparse," said Terry Gates, a paleontologist with the Utah Museum of Natural...

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2007-06-13 16:40:00

BEIJING -- The remains of a giant, birdlike dinosaur as tall as the formidable tyrannosaur have been found in China, a surprising discovery that indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought, scientists said Wednesday. Fossilized bones uncovered in the Erlian Basin of northern China's Inner Mongolia region show that the specimen was about 26 feet long, 16 feet tall and weighed 3,000 pounds, said Xu Xing, a paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate...


Latest Oviraptorosaurs Reference Libraries

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2010-12-14 23:07:05

Protarchaeopteryx, meaning "before Archaeopteryx," is a genus of feathered theropod dinosaur from the Aptian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (124 million years ago). It was found in the Jianshangou bed of the Yixian Formation in what is now China. It was most likely more primitive than Archaeopteryx, making it a non-avian theropod dinosaur rather than a true avian bird. Protarchaeopteryx was about 3.3 feet in length, making it larger than Archaeopteryx. It had symmetrical feathers on...

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2010-02-04 11:34:10

Rinchenia is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It is only known by one species, R. mongoliensis. This specimen was originally named as an Oviraptor in 1986 by Rinchen Barsbold, but after further studies in 1997 by Barsbold, and in 2004 by Osmólska, the name was finally changed to Rinchenia. Rinchenia is known only from a single specimen consisting of a complete skull and lower jaw, partial vertebrae, partial forelimbs, partial hind limbs, pelvis, and...

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2010-02-03 16:14:24

Nomingia is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Bugin Tsav Beds around the Gobi Desert. It is named for the Nomingiin Gobi, which is part of the nearby Gobi Desert. It was described in 2000 based on several skeletal fragments. The type species is N. gobiensis. Nomingia was a medium-sized theropod with beaked jaws and possibly a display crest. Nomingia is characterized by the fused vertebrae at the end of the tail that forms a unique mass....

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2010-01-27 13:44:49

Nemegtomaia, meaning "Nemegt mother", is a genus of oviraptoran dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. The type species, N. barsboldi, was described by a team of scientists in 2004. It was originally named Nemegtia, which was a name given to another specimen found in the same formation. It was renamed in 2005. This dinosaur is known from fairly good remains and well-preserved skull. The skull was originally thought to belong to the genus Ingenia, until further...

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2009-09-29 14:54:51

Gigantoraptor is a genus of large oviraptorosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (85 million years ago). It was discovered in 2005 in the Iren Dabasu Formation in the Erlian basin, Mongolia. It was discerned that this specimen was closely related to the Oviraptor, although much larger. Only one incomplete individual has been found, and from studies of the growth rings, it was determined to be about 11 years old when it died. It was considered a young adult and was still growing. The...

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