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Oviraptoridae

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Oviraptoridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Oviraptoridae Barsbold p. 74
1977Oviraptoridae Barsbold p. 50
1977Oviraptoridae Rozhdestvensky p. 112
1980Oviraptoridae Ostrom p. 22
1981Oviraptoridae Barsbold
1983Oviraptoridae Barsbold p. 91
1988Oviraptoridae Carroll
1992Oviraptoridae Currie p. 239
1992Oviraptoridae Novas p. 147
1994Oviraptoridae Holtz, Jr.
1994Oviraptoridae Russell and Dong p. 2125
1997Oviraptoridae Barsbold p. 505
1997Oviraptoridae Sereno p. 457
1997Oviraptoridae Sues p. 710
1998Oviraptoridae Makovicky and Sues p. 16 fig. 15
1998Oviraptoridae Sereno p. 65
2000Oviraptoridae Currie p. 437
2000Oviraptoridae Holtz, Jr. p. 32 fig. 5
2002Oviraptoridae Maryanska et al. pp. 104-105 fig. 1
2003Oviraptoridae Rauhut p. 41
2004Oviraptoridae Lü et al. p. 112 fig. 8
2004Oviraptoridae Osmólska et al. p. 166
2005Oviraptoridae Lü et al. p. 257
2005Oviraptoridae Lü and Zhang p. 414
2010Oviraptoridae Longrich et al. p. 953 fig. 7
2010Oviraptoridae Xu and Han p. 16 fig. 3
2012Oviraptoridae Fanti et al. p. 10
2013Oviraptoridae Longrich et al. p. 41 fig. 14
2013Oviraptoridae Xu et al.
2014Oviraptoridae Lamanna et al. p. 10 fig. 6
2015Oviraptoridae Lü et al.
2015Oviraptoridae Yao et al. p. 297
2017Oviraptoridae Lu et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
infraorderOviraptorosauria
superfamilyCaenagnathoideaSternberg 1940
familyOviraptoridae
familyOviraptoridae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. Barsbold 1981Small and moderately large oviraptorosaurs with intense fenestration of the skull and jaws with a reduced occlusive part, which formed a short beak. The basisphenoidal capsule is absent. Vomers, fused with the jaw bones, by means of a tooth-like projection connected with the pterygoids, by the dividing choanae. Ectopterygoids are highly displaced forward. Basipterygoidal articulation is immobile. Lower jaw with convex occlusal edge, large adductoral projection, short symphysis and large lateral opening. The dental has two posterior processes. Vertebrae, including the caudal, have pleurocoels. The clavicle articulated with the acromial process of the scapula. In the tridactyl hand with the pulley wrist the fingers are reduced in varying degrees. The pubis has a small distal “shoe-like” thickening, and is shorter than the ilium. Obturator process of the shortened ischium is displaced distally. The third metatarsal is not proximally compressed. The foot is structurally four-toed.