Tag Archives: Oviraptorosaurs

Giving Oviraptorosaurs a Hand


[Caption of this figure is pretty long, so it's placed at the bottom.] This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Last year, when dealing with the apparent basal oviraptorid Wulatelong gobiensis (Xu et al., 2013) … Continue reading

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Anzū is Here


In 1998 and 1999 two skeletons were collected from the badlands of the Great Plains of South Dakota, USA. Discovered by Fred Nuss barely 80m apart, they would go on to be one of the most intriguing and strong denizens … Continue reading

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Oviraptorids of Southern China


(This is a brief post. I am still working on other projects, and new stuff that interests me keeps coming out!) Eventually, a review topic will have to be done to work on these guys. There are now quite a … Continue reading

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A Fanboyish Squee Goes Out To…


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Belated Leptorhynchos


Nick Longrich has a new publication out, with fellow colleagues from Texas, discussing the taxonomy of a few new oviraptorosaurs. Following up on their earlier publication describing “Leptorhynchos” gaddisi, Longrich et al. have fixed the error of not having fixed … Continue reading

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All Your Guessing Games


What? Another All Your Yesterdays mention? Sorta. You remember when I asked you all what this might be? Someone got the right answer, although I’d love to speculate how they came about it. I have a clue, and it might … Continue reading

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A Phylogenetic Prediction


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The Changeling – The Skull


I’ve now covered the interesting things to do with the hand and the foot of Wulatelong gobiensis. There’s not much there to the rest of the body (there’s the pelvis, which is nearly complete, but that’s the next post), but … Continue reading

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The Changeling – The Hand


Wulatelong gobiensis is based on a partial skeleton (IVPP V18409) including a skull, but with poorly preserved vertebrae including most of a tail, the dorsal series and presumably the sacral (buried beneath the ilia), and missing the neck. There are … Continue reading

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The Changeling – The Foot


Let’s get the most interesting part out of the way first. The holotype and only described specimen for the new oviraptorid Wulatelong gobiensis (Xu et al., 2013) preserves a nearly complete pes with a hyperextended second toe. This may be … Continue reading

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