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Re: Hadrosaurs and Oviraptor.



> Question: No one knows what the name of the oviraptorosaurid whith the 
> horn on the nose, is?!?!?!?!
> I'VE GOT TO KNOW!!!!!

The answer is:

Oviraptor philoceratops
   discovered by: George Olsen in 1923.  Its remains consisted of a
partial skull and skeleton, at Shabarakh Usu, southern Mongolia.
The skull was rather badly fractured but preserved in a sandstone nodule.
The skull had many openings in the side and a curious horn-like prong on
the tip of its snout.  So reconstructions show it having a horn.  However,
new material found shows that the horn is just part of the bony nasal
crest which runs from the front of the snout to the back of its head.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)