Named By: J.-C. Lu, G.-Q. Li, M. Kundrát, Y.-N. Lee, Z.-Y. Sun, Y. Kobayashi, C.-Z. Shen, F.-F. Teng & H.-F. Liu - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptoridae, Oviraptorinae.
Species: C. jacobsi (type).
Size: About 1.6 meters long.
Known locations: China, Guangdong Province - Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull, jaw and most of the post cranial skeleton.
is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur that lived in China during the late
Cretaceous. Corythoraptor has been described as
having a head crest
similar to that of a modern day cassowary. The beak of Corythoraptor
was also more pointed towards the end, suggesting feeding
specialisation. Corythoraptor is one of many
discovered within the Nanxiong Formation, and a feeding
specialisation may have allowed Corythoraptor to
coexist with other
similar dinosaurs because they were not competing for the same food
sources. A possible close relative of Corythoraptor
- High diversity of the Ganzhou Oviraptorid Fauna increased by a new “cassowary-like” crested species. - Scientific Reports 7(6393). - J.-C. Lu, G.-Q. Li, M. Kundrát, Y.-N. Lee, Z.-Y. Sun, Y. Kobayashi, C.-Z. Shen, F.-F. Teng & H.-F. Liu - 2017.