An unusual oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from China

@article{Xu2002AnUO,
  title={An unusual oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from China},
  author={Xing Zhou Xu and Yen-nien Cheng and Xiao-lin Wang and Chun-Hsiang Chang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={419},
  pages={291-293}
}
Oviraptorosaurians are an unusual group of theropod dinosaurs, with highly specialized skulls. Here we report a new oviraptorosaurian, Incisivosaurus gauthieri, gen. et sp. nov., from the lowest part of the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China. This oviraptorosaurian displays a number of characters closer to more typical theropods, such as a low skull and toothed jaws, thus greatly reducing the morphological gap between oviraptorosaurs and other theropods. Incisivosaurus has a pair of… CONTINUE READING

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