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Oviraptor philoceratops

Photo: RBINS-75000000/-70000000

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Was Oviraptor named wrongly? It was long thought that this carnivore attacked the nests of Protoceratops, hence its name: Oviraptor philoceratops, "the egg thief who likes ceratopsians". But in 1990 palaeontologists discovered one lying on a nest and thought it may have died while sitting on its own eggs…

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  • Title: Oviraptor philoceratops
  • Creator: Photo: RBINS
  • Date Created: -75000000/-70000000
  • Location: Bayan Mandahu, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Medium: Sculpture

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