Fossilized dinosaur eggs unearthed in China
By T.K. Randall
April 23, 2017 · 9 comments
This mock-up imagines what a hatching dinosaur might have been like. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Xenophon
Discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, the eggs date back over 70 million years.
The well-preserved fossils, which were found in red sandstone approximately 8ft beneath the surface, belonged to a species of plant-eating dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period.
"We found five eggs: three were destroyed, but they are still visible," said Qiu Licheng from Guangdong's Archaeological Institute. "The other two have their imprints on the stone."
"The eggs were round in shape, belonging to phytophagous dinosaurs."
The region in which the eggs were found has become synonymous with prehistoric discoveries.
"There are two things special about the Sanshui Basin: one, it's rich in minerals, two is that it's rich in fossils, like dinosaur eggs," said Foshan's chief geologist Liu Jianxiong.
Source: Sky News
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