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Protarchaeopteryx
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...

Rinchenia
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...

Nomingia
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...

Nemegtomaia
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...

Gigantoraptor
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...

Conchoraptor
2009-08-20 13:01:10

Conchoraptor, meaning "conch thief", is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Asia. Its name is taken from the idea that oviraptoran dinosaurs may have been specialized at feeding on mollusks. It was first discovered in the Nemegt Formation in the 1970s. It was first believed to be a juvenile Oviraptor and that the missing crest would have begun to grow...

Citipati
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...

Chirostenotes
2009-08-18 19:41:15

Chirostenotes, meaning "narrow-handed", was an oviraptorosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (80 million years ago). It lived in what is now Alberta, Canada. This dinosaur has had a confusing history. It was first given the name Chirostenotes in 1924 when a pair of hands was found. In 1932, when feet were found, it was given the name Macrophalangia, meaning "large toes". In 1936 its...

Caudipteryx
2009-08-18 17:26:24

Caudipteryx, meaning "tail feather", is a genus of small theropod dinosaur that lived during the Aptian Age of the Early Cretaceous Period (124 million years ago). There are two species known, C. zoui (described 1998) and C. dongi. (described 2000). It was first discovered in 1997 in the Yixian Formation of the Sihetun area of Liaoning Province, northeastern China. The genus appears to have...

Avimimus
2009-08-05 14:21:55

Avimimus, meaning "bird mimic", is a genus of bird-like maniraptorian dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago) that lived in what is now Mongolia. Its name is derived from the Latin words avis: "bird", and mimus: "mimic". The remains of Avimimus were discovered by Russian paleontologists and described by Dr. Sergei Kurzanov in 1981. The initial description of Avimimus...

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