Conchoraptor

Conchoraptor gracilis

  • Pronounced:  Kon - cho - rap - tore

  • Diet:  Carnivore(meat-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Shell Robber"

  • Length:  4 feet (1.3 m)

  • Height:  20 inches (50 cm)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • 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.



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