43 dinosaur eggs unearthed in China
By T.K. Randall
April 22, 2015 · 14 comments
Thousands of eggs have been found in Heyuan over the years. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Peter Maas
Several dozen fossilized eggs were discovered by builders carrying out repairs at the side of a road.
The city of Heyuan in China's Guangdong province is certainly no stranger to palaeontological discoveries having previously earned a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of dinosaur eggs on the planet. In total more than 13,000 of them have been unearthed over the last two decades within the city's vicinity.
This latest discovery saw a total of 43 eggs being hauled up from the ground by construction workers including 19 that were still intact. The largest of the batch measured 13cm in diameter.
It isn't clear just yet which species of dinosaur the eggs belong to however researchers will be examining the fossils over the coming weeks to learn as much as possible about them.
The first eggs found in the city were unearthed at a building site in 1995 by a group of schoolboys who at the time thought that what they'd found had been nothing more than stones.
Since then Heyuan has become renowned for its rich palaeontological treasures which have also included a wide range of fossilized dinosaur bones and footprints.
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