Oviraptor philoceratops

Graduation exams of the academy of arts in Rotterdam.

The length of the animal is 1.5 metre and the hips are 0.65 metre high.


± 8 weken

The reconstruction is rather extreme. The basis for the reconstruction is more artistic, than based on science alone. I decided to look at some living birds to get a idea of how the oviraptor might have lookt.
There are birds alive that have, more or less, the same size as the ovoraptor. These birds are the emu, casioar, and the rea. Pictures and drawings of the skeleton where also used together with texts about previous reconstruction’s
Encyclopaedia of birds,
The Dinosauria, University of California press,
Dinosaurs past and present,
The dinosaur heresies, Robert Bakker,
The Dinosaur data book, The diagram group,
The Dinosaurs, william Stout,
Predatory dinosaurs of the world, by Gregory S. Paul,
The Illustrated encyclopaedia of dinosaurs,
Fundaments of ornithology,
Ornithology, The Cambridge