A different oviraptorosaur

A rather different oviraptorosaur to the last one, though I’m not sure what this is either. It was (I think, I saw this two years ago) labelled as Oviraptor, though the oft confusion in terms of separating the very similar Oviraptor from Citipati and the general low quality of the mount makes me suspicious that this isn’t what it says it is and my lack of knowledge over the distinctions between the two means I might not know. Anyway, as usual lacking any evidence to the contrary, I’ll go with Oviraptor.

Incidentally, the mount is in one of the endless small museums down in Liaoning. There are so many in fact, I can’t remember exactly which one this is, though I think it’s the main one in Jinzhou.

7 Responses to “A different oviraptorosaur”


  1. 1 Nick Gardner 21/01/2012 at 3:37 pm

    It’s too bad you don’t know what museum this was taken in. :(

  2. 2 Mickey Mortimer 21/01/2012 at 3:44 pm

    The skull looks most similar to Nemegtomaia, but my bet is this is a generic oviraptorid model not based on any real specimen.

    • 3 Jaime A. Headden 21/01/2012 at 9:55 pm

      I suspect a few of the bones are built from authentic pieces, but in general this is based on Nemegtomaia barsboldi, which includes and is largely limited to the skull, pre-caudal vertebral column, and small portions of the hips and forelimb.

  3. 4 Marc Vincent 21/01/2012 at 4:28 pm

    Those hands look weirdly small (apart from being incorrectly mounted…)

  4. 5 Robert Sloan 21/01/2012 at 5:33 pm

    Yeah, the legs seem to be in a very weird position! Still cool to see the bones and that looks to me like a very good skull.

  5. 6 Jack PollockJack Pollock 21/01/2012 at 11:19 pm

    It appears to need leg braces. I have some pictures from a traveling Chinese dinosaur exhibit of an “oviraptor” that was reconstructed without scapulae. Just humeri stuck to the ribs. That must have presented some difficulty for the poor beast.

  6. 7 Mark Robinson 22/01/2012 at 1:54 am

    Yeah, the hands are bizarre. And what’s going on with the ischia – is that normal-looking?


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