Tag Archives: Oviraptorosaurs

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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Reconstruction Deconstruction


As an artist, I view the world through an interpretive lens, not merely how I might depict a thing or what reaction I might get, but how I might see things in different lights; one has to be a little … Continue reading

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A Few Things About Oviraptorosaurs


Subsequent to my post on Nick Longrich and colleagues proposed new taxonomy for an old oviraptorosaur, there has been some interest about some other oviraptorosaurs, and I felt it would be useful to write up a little post about those … Continue reading

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An Oviraptorosaur Worth the Name?


The newest oviraptorosaur on the blog is, in fact, one of the oldest. Nick Longrich and colleagues (Ken Barnes, along with Scott Clark and Larry Millar from Paleo Field Excursions, who collect in the Big Bend area in which the … Continue reading

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