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Oviraptorosauria

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Oviraptorosauria Barsbold, 1976

Common ancestor of Oviraptor + Chirostenotes and all descendant taxa.

Holophyly of Oviraptorosauria is underwritten by the following autapomorphies:

a)Mandible extensively fenestrated, with a medial process of the articular

b)Dentary with two long caudal processes

c)Ventral process bordering the mandibular fenestra

d)Splenial shallow

e)Prearticular extends rostrally at least half the length of the mandible

JGK

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