Oviraptor philoceratops was first described by Harry Osborn in 1924. The name ‘Oviraptor’ is latin for ‘Egg-Thief’ due to the discovery of the Type specimen near a nest. Despite this initial assessment, its diet would’ve realistically been fruits and nuts, and it is speculated to have been a caring parent. Oviraptor was native to the Late Cretaceous period in Mongolia from 71 to 75 million years ago.
Oviraptor was seen raiding the nest of an unknown animal during the Cretaceaous period.