Citipati

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Citipati
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 84–75 Ma
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Nesting C. osmolskae specimen nicknamed "Big Mamma", housed at the AMNH
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Citipati
Type species
Citipati osmolskae
Clark, Norell & Barsbold, 2001

Citipati (pronounced [ˈtʃiːt̪ɪpət̪i] in Hindi, meaning 'funeral pyre lord') is a genus of oviraptorid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia.

The type species, Citipati osmolskae, was described in 2001. A second, as yet unnamed species may also exist. Citipati is often confused with the similar Oviraptor

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