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Re: Oviraptor redivivus

In a message dated 95-12-28 22:39:59 EST, BGNewhouse@aol.com writes:

>Forgive this minor suggestion from a dinosaur groupie:
>but I was speaking to my mother (no paleontologist, but she never met a
>feathered coelerusaur she didn't like) Christmas Eve, and she suggested that
>perhaps the Oviraptor found on a nest of eggs was caught at the moment of
>actually laying them rather than simply brooding them, like the Velociraptor
>and the Protoceratops fossilized while fighting--just a thought--
>Brian Newhouse

The authors of the paper address this very point and conclude that the animal
was probably not laying the eggs, because no eggs or shells were found within
the body cavity.