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Palaeontology

Fossil nest of baby dinosaurs discovered

By T.K. Randall
November 18, 2011 · Comment icon 10 comments



Image Credit: CC 2.0 Jordi PayĆ 
A 70-million-year-old fossilised nest containing 15 jeuvenile dinosaurs has been found in Mongolia.
It is thought that the baby Protoceratops were buried in sand which explains how they were so well preserved. The find helps to provide unique insights in to the parental behaviour of the adult dinosaurs and indicates that the babies were kept in the nest and looked after for some time before they were big enough to go it alone.
A 70-million-year-old nest of the dinosaur Protoceratops andrewsi has been found with evidence that 15 juveniles were once inside it, according to a paper in the latest Journal of Paleontology.


Source: Discovery News | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Beckys_Mom 11 years ago
An interesting discovery...
Comment icon #2 Posted by masaimara 11 years ago
This is great, just before the extinction level event meteor hit the earth.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Freshness 11 years ago
I want one! I want one!
Comment icon #4 Posted by PHFATY 11 years ago
this is probably fake! The Holy Bible does not mention anything about dinosaurs.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Reason101 11 years ago
Why would it..it wasn't written by paleontologists or naturalists or biologists ,it wasn't intended as a discourse on wildlife (extinct or otherwise)I don't think it mentions tree frogs or lemurs either but they exist
Comment icon #6 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 11 years ago
this is probably fake! The Holy Bible does not mention anything about dinosaurs. Your not being serious right... if so maybe the paleontology section might not be for you....
Comment icon #7 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch 11 years ago
I remember a discovery like this one or it may be this one recycled... I have to read the article further that was found in an area ( forgive me if I error this is from memory only) that was volcanic and I want to say north Eastern part of the continent of Africa... amongst rocky outcrops.... blast my memory is fragmented on this one.... anyways its good to see discoveries like this though I don't think phfat will appreciate it. It may be he thinks the devil put the fossils there to steer people away from their belief in God... I don't know... I've had this conversation before and successfully... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Belial 11 years ago
Would have been more of a news story if they found at least one of them alive.
Comment icon #9 Posted by DigitalDreamer 11 years ago
this is probably fake! The Holy Bible does not mention anything about dinosaurs. This gave me a good laugh,Thank you
Comment icon #10 Posted by Bobby Digital 11 years ago
Aw, poor baby dinos.


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