Dinosaur Eggs Found

Photo Courtesy of news.nationalgeographic.com

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Forty three dinosaur eggs were discovered by construction workers during road work in Heyun city in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Sunday, April 26. Nineteen of the eggs appear to be completely intact being as wide as five inches. Almost 17,000 eggs have been discovered in the city since the very first revealing of eggs in 1996 states www.cnn.com.

Since winning a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of dinosaur eggs in a museum in 2004 which happened to be 10,008 at the time, the city calls itself the “Home of the Dinosaurs.” Deputy Director of the Heyuan Museum, Huang Zhiqing, reported that it was the first time fossils have been found in a busy city center.

Researchers will continue to examine the fossils and hope to find out what dinosaur family they can be traced back to reports www.cnn.com. Other eggs revealed in the area date between 65 and 89 million years old reported www.theverge.com. Along with finding dinosaur eggs, eleven fossilized skeletons and about 200 fossilized footprints have been uncovered since 2006.