Fossilized 80-million-year-old dinosaur eggs found in eastern China

(ORDO NEWS) — Three 80-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur eggs dating back to the early to mid-late Cretaceous period have been found in Wonging County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, and local authorities are considering putting them on public display, a Winging County Museum employee told the Global Times. Xinhua news agency reports.

An excavator driver discovered several fossils and fragments while working on a construction project in Uning County on October 5 and was immediately reported to the local authorities, according to the Uning County Museum.

“We got a call saying they had found something that looked like dinosaur egg fossils, and we immediately went to the site,” Zhang, a Yinging County Museum employee, told the Global Times.

She went to the site with a professional team and saw egg fossils in the rocks. The three fossils are nearly round and can be clearly seen.

According to Zhang, two of them are well-preserved, and one egg has peeled off the shell. In addition to the three dinosaur egg fossils, other egg imprints can also be found on the rock.

According to Zhang, the construction crew found a rock that had broken off during construction and discovered egg fossils, so they halted construction and reported it to local authorities.

After professional examination by experts, it was confirmed that these are dinosaur egg fossils. They are now in the museum and further research is underway, Zhang said, noting that the museum is considering putting them on public display.

In recent years, Chinese scientists studying dinosaur egg fossils have found that a steady decline in dinosaur diversity occurred at the end of the Cretaceous.

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