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CR 12: Rare dinosaur egg at Auburn
“AUBURN, AL (WSFA) –
A rare find decades ago is now at Auburn University and soon it’ll be ready for the public to see.
It started back in the 1970’s when a high school student was out looking for fossils near Selma in Dallas County. He stumbled upon what looked like something important. Turns out, it was.
“You know, I had heard about this thing but never seen it myself,” said Dr. Jon Armbruster, the director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History. “It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen.”
“Miracle is the only word I can use for that,” said Dr. Ray Wilhite, the AU Anatomy Lab Coordinator.
That teenager got the egg to Auburn University. Turns out it was a dinosaur egg.
For the last 20 years, a paleontologist from the University of West Alabama has been studying it, but several months ago it was returned to Auburn.
“To my knowledge, this is the only dinosaur egg intact east of the Mississippi River,” said Wilhite. “It’s certainly the only one with an intact embryo in it.”” (…) READ MORE
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