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A "new" theory on Oviraptor philoceratops (I think)
I wanted to share with you all what I consider a new theory on _Oviraptor
philoceratops_. I say, 'what I consider,' because, its new as far as I
know. Anyway, on to 'My' theory.
I recently spent time checking out the Dinosaur line up from DINOSAUR PLANET
on the Discover Channel's official website. While on the section concerning
_Oviraptor philoceratops_ (whose feather augmentation is vary interesting by
the way), I noticed the peculiar boney projections jutting from the roof of
Now, I'm sure I'm not the first person to speculate that these boney
projection may have been used for cracking open mollusk shells. But, by any
chance, could they have been used for cracking open...and I know this is
where I'm going to lose a few people, but...Egg shells?
The second part of my two part theory (about now, any Monty Python fans are
thinking of the 'Anne Elk's Theory on the Brontosaurus' sketch) goes as
such. Is it possible the the famed specimen originally considered predating
on a nest of _Protoceratops_ eggs, later debunked when it was revealed that
the nest contained _Oviraptor_eggs, actually WAS predating on ANOTHER
So basically, what I'm getting at is: is it possible that the currently
dubious name _Oviraptor_, might have been right all along?
Please keep in mind, this is not the Scientific theory of a fully accredited
Doctor of Vertebrate Paleontology, but rather the inane ramblings of an
amateur Dinosaur enthusiast, so please be gentle with your critiques.
Thank you for your time,
Tommy Bradley :-)
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