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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:
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 (email@example.com)