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meaning: "Funeral Pyre Lord"
Named By: Rinchen Barsbold, James M. Clark & Mark Norell in 2001
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 84-75 Ma
Location: Mongolia - Djadochta Formation
Size: Approximately 3 meters long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Several well preserved specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Oviraptoridae |

Citipati (pronounced ['tSi:tIpati] in Hindi, meaning 'funeral pyre lord') is a genus of oviraptorid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia (specifically, the Djadokhta Formation of Ukhaa Tolgod, in the Gobi Desert). It is one of the best-known oviraptorids, thanks to a number of well-preserved skeletons, including several specimens found in brooding positions atop nests of eggs. These nesting specimens have helped to solidify the link between non-avian dinosaurs and birds.

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.

Read more about Citipati at Wikipedia
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