Extremely Inflated Hadrosaur Egg- Beautiful Display!

Name: Dendroolithus sp. (Hadrosaur) Egg
Age:  Cretaceous
Formation:  Kaoguo Formation
Location:  Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Size: Egg is 6.5 inches across

Specimen DSEHS905

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This fossilized egg is from the dinosaur, Dendroolithus, which is a Hadrosaur dinosaur. Most ''duck-billed'' dinosaurs laid their eggs in nests of a dozen or more eggs. Usually, hatching and scavenging damaged the nests, obliterating any trace of the eggs that remained. Occasionally, some eggs survived predators and the elements, and eventually became fossils. Because of their delicate nature, intact eggs are very rare in the fossil record. Dinosaur eggs that retain their original shape and eggshell are some of the most collectible fossils in the world.

This is a fabulous hadrosaur egg from the Cretaceous of China. This dinosaur egg has been microscopically-prepared with an air-abrasive machine in the EXTINCTIONS Preparation Lab to reveal the fine detail of the eggshell. The eggshell is 95% complete and covers the entire surface of the egg. The egg is very inflated and sits on a natural pedestal of matrix that has a cool natural fault in it - quite interesting. The overall ''egg'' shape is as good as it gets for this type. Only one in fifty dinosaur eggs ever found are of this high quality. This is easily one of the best Hadrosaur dinosaur eggs we have ever offered.

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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