The Ojoraptorsaurus is a species of the oviraptorosaurian dinosaur that comes from the Late Cretaceous era. The species was found in the Naashoibito Member of the Ojo Alamo Formation. This species of Ojo Alamo Formation is said to be at least 69 million years old.
The species was named in 2011 by Robert Sullivan, Mark P.A. van Tomme, and Steven E. Jasinski. The name was given in reference to the Latin 'raptor' and a Latinised Greek 'saurus' meaning 'plunderer lizard'. The description of the Ojoraptorsaurus is mentioned in a record in the New Mexico museum. Read on to learn about their taxonomic composition and more.
The pronunciation of the term Ojoraptorsaurus is 'O-jo-rap-tor-sore-us'.
It is considered very similar to the Gigantoraptor and Elmisaurus genera.
The Ojoraptorsaurus boerei belonged to the Maastrichtian of the Late Cretaceous period.
It is unknown when exactly Ojoraptorsaurus boerei became Extinct.
The fossils of the Ojoraptorsaurus boerei were found at the Naashoibito Member of the Ojo Alamo Formation.
The fossils recovered suggested that its natural habitat was terrestrial plains.
It is unknown whether the species of this genus moved in herds or individually.
The lifespan of these Cretaceous dinosaurs is unknown.
Since the species is a form of a lizard, it can be assumed that they reproduced by laying eggs.
The species is known for its pubic bones. It has spoon-shaped on the anterior dorsal surface of the pubic boot. This is what differentiates it from the other caenagnathids. It is unknown how colorful they were.
Due to the limited fossil record and specimen, the total number of bones cannot be determined.
The method of communication of the species is unknown.
The fossil record suggests that their length was about 6-7 ft (1.8-2 m).
Their speed is unknown.
Their weight is unknown.
No separate names are given to the male and female species of this dinosaur.
A baby Ojoraptorsaurus can be called a hatchling.
The level of their aggression is unknown.
Only one specimen of this species has been found.
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