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Noun1.oviraptorid - advanced carnivorous theropod
Maniraptora, suborder Maniraptora - advanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds
maniraptor - advanced carnivorous theropod
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"A new oviraptorid dinosaur Gobiraptor minutus from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation is described here based on a single holotype specimen that includes incomplete cranial and postcranial elements.
Junchang LAaAaAeA from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, said the discovery: "It will provide important information on the study of evolution, distribution and behavior of oviraptorid dinosaurs."
Norell and his colleagues compared their find -- a 70- to 80-million-year-old shell containing the nearly complete skeleton of an oviraptorid embryo -- to the empty eggshells discovered by the earlier scientists.