Incredible Nest of SIX Top Quality Dinosaur Eggs

Name: Dendroolithus sp. (Hadrosaur Eggs)
Age:  Cretaceous
Formation:  Kaoguo Formation
Location:  Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Size: Nest is 17" across, each egg is about 6 inches
Price: SOLD

Specimen SSA729

This is an amazing dinosaur (Hadrosaur) egg nest from the Cretaceous Period of China. 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.

These Hadrosaur eggs have been microscopically-prepared with an air-abrasive machine in the EXTINCTIONS Preparation Lab to reveal the fine detail of the eggshell. The eggshell is mostly intact and covers the surface of all of the eggs. The eggs are very inflated and beautifully showcased on top of the natural pedestal of matrix in which they were found. The overall ''egg'' shape is great on all of the eggs. Only one in a hundred dinosaur eggs ever found are of this high quality, and there are SIX top quality eggs in this nest. This is easily one of the best Hadrosaur egg nests we have ever offered.

NOTE: China has now banned the export of fossils. This fossil was acquired before the ban was put into effect, therefore it is legal to sell and own.)

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

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