Pronounced: Kon - cho
- rap - tore
Name Means: "Shell
Length: 4 feet (1.3
Height: 20 inches (50
Time: Late Cretaceous
- 80 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur
have been found in Asia
Conchoraptor was a small member of family of
dinosaurs that includes
Oviraptor These dinosaurs have been a puzzle
to scientists for many years. Their unusual beaks have
led to several theories regarding their eating habits.
Some think that Conchoraptor ate clams and other
shellfish. Many scientists now believe that members of
this dinosaur family were ancestors of some modern birds
and would have had feathers.
At first, Conchoraptor was thought to be a young
Oviraptor but further study indicated it
warranted a new genus.