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Re: Oviraptor mongoliensis

Øyvind Padron (padron@stud.ntnu.no) wrote:

<Does anyone out there have any pictures of postcranial elements from this
species? I know there are at least limbs and pelvis reffered to it, but I
can't find anything at all on the open net.>

  As far as known, the skull, pelvis, and the rest of a "partial
postcranial skeleton" (Barsbold, 1981, 1983, 1986) is known, but only the
skull and pelvis have ever been figured. Only in the Clark et al., 2002,
study on the cranial anatomy of *Citipati* has the skull been
photographed, but beyond this the remains are undisclosed _at present_.
More work on the anatomy and relationships of *Oviraptor philoceratops*
and thus *O. mongoliensis* is in prep. Holtz axiom #1, I'm afraid.


Jaime A. Headden

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