Avian-like attributes of a virtual brain model of the oviraptorid theropod Conchoraptor gracilis

@article{Kundrt2007AvianlikeAO,
  title={Avian-like attributes of a virtual brain model of the oviraptorid theropod Conchoraptor gracilis},
  author={Martin Kundr{\'a}t},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2007},
  volume={94},
  pages={499-504}
}
  • M. Kundrát
  • Published 3 February 2007
  • Biology
  • Naturwissenschaften
An almost complete adult endoneurocranium of Conchoraptor gracilis Barsbold 1986 (Oviraptoridae; ZPAL MgD-I/95), discovered at the Hermiin Tsav locality (the Upper Cretaceous) in Mongolia, is analyzed. A virtual model of the endoneurocranial cavity was derived from CT scans and represents the most complete maniraptoran endocast to date. It displays reduced olfactory bulbs, large cerebral hemispheres in contact with the expanded cerebellum, an epiphysial projection, optic lobes displaced latero… 
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