Construction workers discover 30 oval-shaped dinosaur eggs in perfect condition in China
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Construction workers discover 30 oval-shaped dinosaur eggs in perfect condition in China

In a remarkable discovery, construction workers in China have unearthed perfectly preserved 30 oval-shaped dinosaur eggs. The 130-million-years old eggs dating back to the Cretaceous period were found while digging up the site of a school in Dayu County, Ganzhou, China. According to palaeontologists, although the eggs were covered with 2mm-thick black debris, but still they are in excelled condition.

The eggs were recovered while construction workers were breaking the ground near the school site with explosives. Soon after some digging, one of the workers spotted a cluster of oval-shaped stones in the earth and suspected it to be eggs of dinosaurs. After assessing the situation, one of the workers called the police immediately. Soon after getting the information, police rushed toward the spot, sealed it and alerted the Dayu County museum staff, as reported by China News. Then the building was shut down, and the scientists started recovering the eggs.

According to the experts, the latest discovered prehistoric eggs were the fossilized eggs of dinosaurs and are present in well-preserved condition. They belong to the Cretaceous age which is considered as the final period of the dinosaur era. The Daily Mail reported that 2mm-thick black debris was the fossilized eggshells of the dinosaurs of the Jurassic era. The eggs have been taken to the museum for further study. Scientists believe China was home to at least 20 different species of dinosaur species during the Jurassic period. Also, the city of Ganzhou, where the latest fossilized dino eggs were found, is called as the hometown of Dinosaurs.

“The fossil record tells us that feathers like the one we have studied were already present on a wide range of theropod dinosaurs. Although we can’t be sure what kind of dinosaur the tick was feeding on, the mid-Cretaceous age of the Burmese amber confirms that the feather certainly did not belong to a modern bird,” said Dr Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente, study co-author and a palaeobiologist at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Recently, in another find, Paleontologists in China had successfully discovered more than 200 fossilized eggs of dinosaur that were believed to be belonging to Pterosaurs. These Pterosaurs are known as prehistoric flying reptiles that lived from Triassic period to the end of the Cretaceous period. In a recent couple of months, many fossilized eggs, as well as fossilized bone remains of the Jurassic era creatures, have been unearthed from different parts of the world. Scientists are thoroughly studying these prehistoric fossilized remains of dinosaurs in an effort to crack many more mysteries surrounding these giant extinct reptiles.

Previously, Chinese police recovered over two hundred stolen dinosaur eggs that were found along with a skeleton from stairs of a house in Guangdong province in China. According to police, 213 eggs and a complete dinosaur skeleton were seized that were hidden beneath the stairs of a house. Police reported that in the month of June and July workers had unearthed several hundreds of dinosaur eggs, but villagers stole it and started collecting it. Nearly all the eggs got stolen even before scientists could examine them. Intervening in the matter, police started investigating and found more than two hundred eggs from a house.