Oviraptorid skull

This fossilized skull was recently discovered at Ukhaa Tolgod in the Gobi Desert. It is probably from a new kind of dinosaur that hasn't been named yet. Figuring out where a new species fits on the family tree can take months or years. Once the research is complete, paleontologists will write a description of the specimen and give it a name.

Oviraptorid Skull
(O-va-rap-tor-id)
Locality Found: Mongolia
Age: Cretaceous 80 MYA
Size: 7 inches long
Prepared For: 2000 Museum exhibit Fighting Dinosaurs
Characteristics: This skull is one of the most well preserved oviraptorid specimens ever discovered.

Image credits: courtesy of AMNH.