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Contact: Gregory Erickson
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Florida State University

Oviraptorid Dinosaur

Caption: The photo depicts the Oviraptorid dinosaur Citipati on a nest that was found in the Gobi desert of Mongolia by the American Museum of Natural History. It is one of the specimens studied by Professor Gregory M. Erickson of Florida State University for the Dec. 19 Science paper "Avian Paternal Care Had Dinosaur Origin."

Credit: Photo by Mick Ellison, Copyright American Museum of Natural History, 2008

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