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Re: S. Dakota, maastrichtian Caenagnathid

Øyvind M. Padron (gorgosaur@hotmail.com) wrote:

<I found a cast skeleton of that dinosaur on the internet, and it featured a 
prominent crest,
allmost like O. mongoliensis.  Is this something that is known?  Or did the 
cast-makers take some
enormous freedoms when it came to the skull?>

  This skull is most certainly known, and corroborated between two specimens. 
The front half of
the skull is known, the rear not, but this includes the crest. The specimen is 
currently in
negotiations to find a permanent location (or it already has) and until then, 
the specimen cannot
be described.

  Any further inquiries should be made to Mike Triebold of Triebold 
Paleontology, Inc., at
mike@trieboldpaleontology.com, or go to the Triebold Paleontology, Inc. website:


  Don't let the name "Oviraptor" fool you, this is a caenagnathid, if anything.

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