"Caenagnathus" no longer
exists as a valid genus name (having been replaced by Chirostenotes), but this
"Asian variation" remains as one of the littlest oviraptors. It's also one of
the most primitive, and some have suggested that its specialized toothed beak may have
been used to catch fish in a semi-aquatic habitat, as I've restored it here. Caenagnathasia is only known from a few sets of jaws from Uzbekistan (the same time and place as Azhdarcho),
so I took the liberty of restoring it with large, long-toed feet like modern wading birds.
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Length: 1m (3ft)
Weight: 7kg (15lbs)
Location: Bissekt Formation, Uzbekistan
Time: Turonian stage, late Cretaceous period (90ma)
Species: C. martinsoni