Oviraptor

This odd-looking dinosaur with a parrot-like head may have been the victim of one of the worst miscarriages of justice when it was given a name that means 'egg thief'.

Caught red-handed

Oviraptor's name seems to fit: it has a sharp beak and powerful jaws - the right tools needed for breaking eggs open. Further proof seemed to come from fossil remains, which show an Oviraptor crouched over some eggs, evidently in the process of stealing them. Oviraptor was caught bang to rights. Or was it?

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