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Dinosaur of the Day - Heyuannia

By February 2, 2010

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One of the more recent Oviraptor-like dinosaurs to be discovered in Central Asia, Heyuannnia differs from its Mongolian relatives in actually having been unearthed in China proper. This bipedal, feathered theropod was distinguished by its unusual hands (with their small, blunt primary digits), its small arms, and its lack of a head crest. Like its fellow oviraptors (and like modern birds), the females of the species probably sat on their clutches of eggs until they hatched.

Read more about dinosaurs like Heyuannia: Dino-Birds - The Small, Feathered Dinosaurs

Illustration: Wikimedia Commons


February 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm
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