oviraptor(redirected from Oviraptor philoceratops)
A small theropod dinosaur of the genus Oviraptor of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by slender limbs, grasping hands, and a short toothless beak. Some oviraptor fossils have been found with eggs, which they may have been brooding rather than eating, as was originally thought.
[New Latin Ōviraptor, genus name : Latin ōvum, egg; see ovum + raptor, one who seizes; see raptor.]
(Palaeontology) a bipedal dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, having a toothless jaw and long forelimbs with clawed fingers