Fun Ojoraptorsaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 22, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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The Ojoraptorsaurus was found in New Mexico.
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Age: 3-18
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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.

Ojoraptorsaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Ojoraptorsaurus'?

The pronunciation of the term Ojoraptorsaurus is 'O-jo-rap-tor-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was an Ojoraptorsaurus?

It is considered very similar to the Gigantoraptor and Elmisaurus genera.

In which geological period did the Ojoraptorsaurus roam the Earth?

The Ojoraptorsaurus boerei belonged to the Maastrichtian of the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Ojoraptorsaurus become Extinct?

It is unknown when exactly Ojoraptorsaurus boerei became Extinct.

Where did Ojoraptorsaurus live?

The fossils of the Ojoraptorsaurus boerei were found at the Naashoibito Member of the Ojo Alamo Formation.

What was the Ojoraptorsaurus' habitat?

The fossils recovered suggested that its natural habitat was terrestrial plains.

Who did the Ojoraptorsaurus live with?

It is unknown whether the species of this genus moved in herds or individually.

How long did the Ojoraptorsaurus live?

The lifespan of these Cretaceous dinosaurs is unknown.

How did they reproduce?

Since the species is a form of a lizard, it can be assumed that they reproduced by laying eggs.

Ojoraptorsaurus Fun Facts

What did the Ojoraptorsaurus look like?

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.

The description of the Ojoraptorsaurus is mentioned in a record in the New Mexico museum.

 

How many bones did the Ojoraptorsaurus have?

Due to the limited fossil record and specimen, the total number of bones cannot be determined.

How did they communicate?

The method of communication of the species is unknown.

How big was the Ojoraptorsaurus?

The fossil record suggests that their length was about 6-7 ft (1.8-2 m).

How fast could the Ojoraptorsaurus move?

Their speed is unknown.

How much did the Ojoraptorsaurus weigh?

Their weight is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No separate names are given to the male and female species of this dinosaur.

What would you call a baby Ojoraptorsaurus?

A baby Ojoraptorsaurus can be called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

The level of their aggression is unknown.

Did You Know…

Only one specimen of this species has been found.

 

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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