Tagged With oviraptors

The fossilised remains of a Late Cretaceous dinosaur embryo that famously graced the cover of National Geographic in the 1990s have been identified as a new species of oversized oviraptorosaur. Weighing over 1100kg as adults, these dinos were the largest roosting animals to ever appear on Earth -- tending to nests as big as a monster truck tyre.

Behold Tongtianlong, a new species of oviraptor uncovered in China. The fossilised remains of this feathered, bird-like dinosaur were preserved with its limbs outstretched and its head raised -- suggesting it was hopelessly stuck in a patch of mud, where it eventually died.