A nesting dinosaur

  title={A nesting dinosaur},
  author={M. Norell and J. Clark and L. Chiappe and D. Dashzeveg},
  • M. Norell, J. Clark, +1 author D. Dashzeveg
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • A SPECTACULAR fossil specimen that suggests the presence of an avian type of nesting behaviour in oviraptorids, a clade of non-avian maniraptoran theropods, is reported here. The substantial evidence indicating that birds are a type of theropod dinosaur has led to copious discussion concerning the origin and possible presence of advanced avian reproductive behaviour in non-avian dinosaurs. Although the inference of behaviour from fossils is problematic, some remarkable discoveries, such as the… CONTINUE READING
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