Dinosaur egg - Titanosaur

Dinosaur egg - Titanosaur
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Product no.: DEPA 1

This dinosaur (Sauropod) egg comes from a nesting site, which dates from the late Cretaceous and is approximately 70 to 90 million years old. It is located near Auca Mahuida, in the Patagonian badlands of Argentina. Scientists named the new site "Auca Mahuevo" for its tremendous abundance of eggs, or "huevos" in Spanish language.

Embryos were found inside the eggs, along with embryonic skin. These are the first dinosaur embryos to show fossilized skin and the first known embryos of the giant plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods.

It is not possible to determine precisely which kind of sauropod dinosaurs laid the eggs at Auca Mahuevo, but the discovery of tiny teeth in the eggs provides an intriguing clue. The only sauropod dinosaurs alive at the end of the Cretaceous period with teeth this shape were sauropods known as titanosaurs and the remains of these dinosaurs are common near Auca Mahuevo, making it very likely that the eggs belong to this group.

Since some time it is completely forbidden to export fossils out of Argentina. Thats the reason why these kind of eggs become pretty rare on the open market and they are hard to get. This fossil comes from an old collection and was found decades ago.

This egg is unbroken, it measures about 9 x 6,5 x 1,5 cm. It is still covered with shell and some regions even show egg-skin (which is known only from this site)

Unusual and rarely offerd fossil without any manipulations!

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