Pre-Historic Dinosaur Egg Fossil

Pre-Historic Dinosaur Egg Fossil

Item Number: 10160

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Period: 145 - 66 million years ago, Cretaceous Period
Dimensions: H=6”, L=5.5”
Material: Fossil
Condition: Excellent
Region: China
Provenance: Originally in an old English collection, this piece presently resides in the same collection that was loaned for custom exhibitions at museums in Oregon and Florida.
Description
Dinosaur eggs are rare and new finds are seldom. They have been found in approximately 200 sites around the world, the majority in Asia and particularly in China. The first were found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. They are found in terrestrial, that is non-marine, rocks of the Cretaceous Age. The first real discovery was by a Frenchman in 1859 and the eggs were thought to be those of large birds. With additional scholarship in the early 1900's, these large eggs were discovered to be those of dinosaurs. Paleontologists have been happily studying them ever since.

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