OVIRAPTOR

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Classification: Reptiles, saurichsia

Body length: 2 m

Body weight: 30 kg

Epoch: Late Cretaceous

Locations: Mongolia

Oviraptor was a small, bird-like omnivore. It was light, fast, had long legs and walked on two.

It probably could run as fast as an ostrich, reaching about 70 km/h. Its strange, parrot-like head, had a short, toothless beak and very powerful jaws, used for crushing.

Oviraptor most likely used its powerful jaws to feed on meat, eggs, seeds, insects, plants, etc.