Oviraptor Philoceratops(“Egg Thief” and “Lover of Ceratopsians”)

Lived: The late Cretaceous period.

Size: 2 meters and 30 kilograms.


The Oviraptor P. was derived from the discovery of its fossils near what was considered to be a nest of Protoceratops eggs. However, it is now believed that the nest, in fact, belonged to the Oviraptor itself and the condemning name only sullies the good image of this small Mongolian (motherly) theropod. Further studies shows that its beak was used to crack mollusks (not eggs!) and its body was covered in feathers.