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Hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils unearthed

By T.K. Randall
March 18, 2013 · Comment icon 7 comments

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Researchers have discovered large numbers of fossil dinosaur eggs in northeastern Spain.
The eggs were found at Coll de Nargo in the Spanish province of Lleida which during the Late Cretaceous Period would have been covered in marshlands. The eggs are believed to be from giant sauropod dinosaurs and include four types never seen before. Coll de Nargo has long been thought to be one of the most important dinosaur nesting sites in Europe.

"We had never found so many nests in the one area before," said palaeontologist Albert Garcia Selles. "In addition, the presence of various oospecies (eggs species) at the same level suggests that different types of dinosaurs shared the same nesting area."
Researchers in northeastern Spain say they've uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs likely were left behind by sauropods millions of years ago.


Source: NBC News | Comments (7)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Taun 11 years ago
Just in time for Easter... and they are already hard boiled!...
Comment icon #2 Posted by ancient astronaut 11 years ago
wonder how they taste.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Darkwind 11 years ago
Cool, fossil hunting is fun, you never know what you'll find.
Comment icon #4 Posted by highdesert50 11 years ago
Interesting that several types of dinosaurs shared the same area. Was this intentional? Were they sufficiently evolved to share due diligence in guarding the site? Or, was this an opportunistic situation where one species would hide its cache amongst another species as do certain birds who lay their eggs in another bird's nest and let the other bird parents feed their chicks.
Comment icon #5 Posted by coolguy 11 years ago
Very awesome find, i wish i could go back in time
Comment icon #6 Posted by King Fluffs 11 years ago
Nice find.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lava_Lady 11 years ago
Just in time for Easter... and they are already hard boiled!... Haha! A bit too hard maybe!


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