genus of reptiles (fossil)

Citipati (pronounced [ˈtʃiːt̪ɪpət̪i] in Hindi, meaning 'funeral pyre lord') is a genus of oviraptorid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia.

Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 84–75 Ma
Nesting C. osmolskae specimen nicknamed "Big Mamma", housed at the AMNH
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: Oviraptoridae
Genus: Citipati
Clark, Norell & Barsbold, 2001
C. osmolskae
Binomial name
Citipati osmolskae
Clark, Norell & Barsbold, 2001

The type species, Citipati osmolskae, was described in 2001. A second, as yet unnamed species may also exist. Citipati is often confused with the similar Oviraptor