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He Wears a Funny Hat by Qilong He Wears a Funny Hat by Qilong
Here we have Nemegtomaia, originally named Nemegtia but as that name was used for a little ostracod (from the same Formation!), the title "maia" was added, giving us the "Mother Goddess (or Good Mother, in common useage) of the Nemegt."

It's a reasonably sized animal, and shares with Rinchenia the status of the only oviraptorids from the Nemegt Formation, and the youngest oviraptorids from Mongolia. Both of these animals were crested, but while Rinchenia -- known from a decent skeleton but much undescribed -- has a tall, rounded crest, Nemegtomaia has a shorter, triangular crest pointing forward, which makes them distinctive.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good animal to stick in the same scene as Tarbosaurus and Nemegtosaurus. Great work! I like this one a lot.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Maybe, and hopefully.
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