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The Dinosauria$
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David Weishampel

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242098

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001

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Oviraptorosauria

Oviraptorosauria

Chapter:
(p.165) Eight Oviraptorosauria
Source:
The Dinosauria
Author(s):

Halszka Osmólska

Philip J. Currie

Rinchen Barsbold

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0010

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

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