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Oviraptorosauria

Halszka Osmólska, Philip J. Currie and Rinchen Barsbold

in The Dinosauria

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520242098
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941434 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0010
Oviraptorosauria

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This chapter focuses on Oviraptorosauria, a group of Cretaceous maniraptoran theropods. Oviraptorosaurs had massive toothless jaws, and tall, median bony crests, or casques, sometimes surmounted their shortened, deep, and highly pneumatized skulls. The members of the Oviraptorosaurian clade include Avimimus, Caudipteryx, Incisivosaurus, Citipati, Rinchenia, Ingenia, Conchoraptor, and Khaan. Oviraptorosaurs are distributed in Late Cretaceous depositional environments in Central Asia and North America.

Keywords: Oviraptorosauria; oviraptorosaurs; Avimimus; Caudipteryx; Incisivosaurus; Citipati; Rinchenia; Ingenia; Conchoraptor; Khaan

Chapter.  16620 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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