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What is Oviraptoridae?

Pronunciation: O-vee-rap-tor-uh-day
Author: Rinchen Barsbold
Year: 1976
Meaning: Egg plundering lizards (see etymology)
Locomotion: Bipedal (two legs)
Synonyms: None known
Definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Oviraptor philoceratops but not Caenagnathus collinsi.
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Etymology
Oviraptoridae is derived from the Latin "ovum" (egg) and "raptor" (plunderer, robber, thief), and the Greek "idae" (family), named for group anchor Oviraptor—the original "egg plunderer" who was completely innocent. Well, maybe not completely innocent.
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Further reading
• Osborn (1924) "Three new Theropoda, Protoceratops zone, central Mongolia."
• G.S. Paul (2002) "Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds." /uk.
• Z. Dong and P. Currie (1996) "On the discovery of an oviraptorid skeleton on a nest of eggs at Bayan Mandahu, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China".
• R. Barsbold, T. Maryanska and H. Osmólska (2004) "Oviraptorosauria" in "The Dinosauria: 2nd edition." /uk. Editors: Weishampel, Dodson and Osmólska.
• Lowell Dingus, Rodolfo A. Coria and Luis M. Chiappe (2007) "Dinosaur Eggs Discovered: Unscrambling the Clues". /UK.
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