Nemegtomaia

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Nemegtomaia, a genus of feathered oviraptorid dinosaur, lived in what is currently Icons-flag-mn.png Mongolia during the Late Cretaceous roughly 70 million years ago. The first specimen was found in the Nemegt Basin in 1996, and became the basis of the newer genus N. barsboldi in 2004. The latter was named after Rinchen Barsbold. In 2007, two more specimens were found. Nemegtomaia is estimated to have been 2 meters in length and to have weighed 40 kilograms; it had a deep, narrow, and short skull, with an arched crest, was toothless, with a short snout, a parrot-like beak, and a pair of tooth-like projections on its palate. The first of its three fingers bore a strong claw. One specimen was found on top of a fossilised nest of eggs that were probably arranged in a ring located close to springs, judging from stratigraphic data. This individual was protecting its eggs by covering them with its tail and wing feathers.