The Oviraptor lived over about 75 million years ago at the time of the Velociraptor.
The Oviraptor lived over about 75 million years ago at the time of the Velociraptor. The first skeleton discovered of it was lying on a nest of eggs. It was thus long assumed that it wished to steal the eggs. That's why its scientific name means egg thief. Now we know that it was a brooding parent.
The Oviraptor resembled a flightless bird and hunted for shellfish, mussels, and snails.
- Scientific name: Oviraptor
- Global home: Asia
- Conservation status: Extinct