Amazing Dinosaur Egg with Full Eggshell Coverage

Name: Dendroolithus (Hadrosaur Egg)
Age:  Cretaceous
Formation:  Kaoguo Formation
Location:  Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Size: Egg is 6 inches across

Specimen SSA619

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This is a fantastic fossilized dinosaur egg from 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, a few 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 top quality Dendroolithus egg from the Cretaceous of China. The inflated egg is very 3-dimensional and is beautifully displayed on the natural, sculpted pedestal of matrix. An extremely large portion (99%?) of the surface eggshell is intact, which is EXTREMELY RARE. The distinct eggshell has been cleaned with an air-abrasive machine to exhibit its fine detail. This is an extremely complete and collectible specimen of a fossilized Hadrosaur dinosaur egg.


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

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