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Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China


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Dinosaur egg fossils discovered in China (@source)

“Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China.

The shells, discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, were found at a depth of about 26ft (8m), preserved in red sandstone.

The round-shaped eggs belonged to plant-eating phytophagous dinosaurs in the late Cretaceous period.

Qiu Licheng, from Guangdong’s Archaeological Institute, said: “We found five eggs: three were destroyed, but they are still visible.

“The other two have their imprints on the stone. The eggs were round in shape, belonging to phytophagous dinosaurs,”

There have been similar finds in the Foshan region, which has gained a reputation in the scientific community for revealing valuable information from the Cretaceous period.” (…) READ MORE

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)