The Oviraptoridae ("Egg Snatchers")
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/saurischia/oviraptoridae.html


This site describes some of the strangest-looking theropods, known as the oviraptors, a very rare group of maniraptorans represented by excellent fossil finds from the Cretaceous period of Mongolia and North America. Some of the most well-preserved specimens of dinosaurs ever found are oviraptors and fossil evidence is described that indicates bird-like behavior. The site describes their classification, morphology, locomotion, and eating habits and also includes active links for further study.

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Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology
Topics: Biosphere, Time/Earth History