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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Fabulous Dinosaur Egg
Stock Number  NETEH701
Dinosaur Fossil of the Week

Name:    Dendroolithus (Hadrosaur Egg)
Age:  Cretaceous
Formation:  Kaoguo Formation
Location:  Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Size:  Egg is about 6 inches across
Price:  $1,195.00



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 egg is very 3-dimensional and is nicely displayed on the natural pedestal of matrix. ALMOST ALL (99%?) of the surface eggshell is intact, which is quite rare. This specimen has been cleaned with an air-abrasive machine to exhibit the fine detail of the eggshell. This is an extremely collectible specimen of a dinosaur egg from the Cretaceous of China.

NOTE: China has now banned the export of fossils. This fossil was acquired before the ban was put into effect.

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