Ojoraptorsaurus

Name: Ojoraptorsaurus ‭(‬Ojo thief lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: O-jo-rap-tor-sore-us.
Named By: Robert M.‭ ‬Sullivan,‭ ‬Steven E.‭ ‬Jasinski‭ & ‬Mark P.A.‭ ‬Van Tomme‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Caenagnathoidea,‭ ‬Caenagnathidae.
Species: O.‭ ‬boerei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: USA - Ojo Alamo Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Pair of fused pubis‭ (‬part of the pelvis‭)‬.

       Ojoraptorsaurus is a genus of oviraptosaur that lived in what is now New Mexico during the earlier stage of the Maastrichtian.‭ ‬Although only named from fossilised pubis bones,‭ ‬Ojoraptorsaurus has been identified as a caenagnathid oviraptosaur,‭ ‬making it a closer relative to genera such as Elmisaurus and Gigantoraptor.‭ ‬With the holotype fossils of Ojoraptorsaurus coming from the Ojo Alamo Formation,‭ ‬Ojoraptorsaurus may well have encountered other dinosaurs such as hadrosaurs,‭ ‬tyrannosaurs and also ceratopsian dinosaurs such as Ojoceratops,‭ ‬the latter of which should not be confused with Ojoraptorsaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new caenagnathid Ojoraptorsaurus boerei,‭ ‬n.‭ ‬gen.,‭ ‬n.‭ ‬sp.‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria‭)‬,‭ ‬from the Upper Ojo Alamo Formation‭ (‬Naashoibito Member‭)‬,‭ ‬San Juan Basin,‭ ‬New Mexico.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fossil Record‭ ‬3.‭ ‬New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin‭ ‬53:‭ ‬418‭–‬428.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Robert M.‭ ‬Sullivan,‭ ‬Steven E.‭ ‬Jasinski‭ & ‬Mark P.A.‭ ‬Van Tomme‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.



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