Citipati is one of the best-known oviraptorid theropod dinosaurs, thanks to a number of well-preserved skeletons.
The largest Citipati were emu-sized animals. Like other oviraptorids, Citipati had an unusually long neck and shortened tail. Its skull was unusually short, ending in a stout, toothless beak. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Citipati was its tall crest, resembling that of a modern cassowary.
- Pronounced: CHIT-i-puh-tih
- Means: Funeral pyre lord
- Where: Asia (Mongolia)
- When: Late Cretaceous
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Size of Adult: 10 ft (3 m) long
- Size of Animatronic Model: L 8 ft 1 in (2.47 m), H 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)*
* includes height of steel base