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How much do you know about Oviraptors?

This is a question that many people ask themselves when they see these dinosaurs in movies or documentaries. The truth of the matter is, not a lot is known about what Oviraptors ate.

However, there are some clues to their diet and behaviour from the fossil record. We will explore those clues in this blog post!

raptor, bird, animal @ Pixabay

The first sign that we have of Oviraptors is their fossilized teeth. The inner and outer surface of the tooth has been worn down, suggesting that they may have eaten a lot of tough vegetation like leaves or twigs.

There is also evidence from stomach fossils that point to them eating eggs in addition to plants and small animals such as lizards and frogs!

Bullet Point: · Fossilized teeth show wear on both surfaces, indicating they ate plant matter and animal prey such as leaves, insects, worms birds etc.; not just meaty carcasses · Eggshell fragments found inside some Oviraptor fossils suggests egg-eating behaviour; other dinosaurs.


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