Name: Khaan ‭(‬Lord‭)‬.
Phonetic: Karn.
Named By: J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Norell‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Barsbold‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae,‭ ‬Oviraptorinae.
Species: K.‭ ‬mckennai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Approximately about‭ ‬110‭ ‬centimetres long‭ (‬not including feathers‭)‬.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Djadokhta Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of at least two individuals.

       Khaan is a genus of small oviraptorid dinosaur that lived in Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Studies into Khaan individuals may have revealed differences between males and females.‭ ‬On some specimens,‭ ‬the caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae have reduced chevrons,‭ ‬and this has been seen as a sign of a female.‭ ‬The reduced chevrons at the‭ ‬base of the vertebrae would have allowed eggs to pass without catching the vertebrae.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two new oviraptorids‭ (‬Theropoda:‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria‭)‬,‭ ‬Upper Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation,‭ ‬Ukhaa Tolgod,‭ ‬Mongolia.‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬21‭(‬2‭)‬:209-213.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Norell‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Barsbold‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
-‭ ‬A possible instance of sexual dimorphism in the tails of two oviraptorosaur dinosaurs.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬5:‭ ‬9472.‭ ‬-‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Scott Persons IV,‭ ‬Gregory F.‭ ‬Funston,‭ ‬Philip J.‭ ‬Currie‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


Random favourites