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A Mystery of Caenagnathidae

Some time ago, Michael Mortimer posted on his site the idea that the Dzharakuduk avian Kuszholia mengi might actually be an oviraptorosaur! The similarities in the vertebrae (based mostly on sacrals) were starling. But also convergent. Was it? The Dzharakuduk … Continue reading

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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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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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A Phylogenetic Prediction

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The Hell Creek Oviraptorosaur — What Does It Mean For Chirostenotes pergracilis?

Since the 1990’s, a few specimens have been kicking around of a particularly large oviraptorosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America. Unlike the specimens that form the backbone of the Chirostenotes/Caenagnathus complex, these specimens come from the Maastrichtian, and … Continue reading

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Expanding the Known Oviraptoverse

Normally I wait a few days to post something, but as the last post is a technical post that only seems to get the attention of func-morph people, I’ll throw some meat out here. This one comes courtesy Andrea Cau … Continue reading

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A Cretaceous Parrot?

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