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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Fabulous Dino Egg Double
Stock Number  DSEHMX1

Name:    Dendroolithus sp. (Hadrosaur) Egg
Age:  Cretaceous
Formation:  Kaoguo Formation
Location:  Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Size:  Larger egg is about 6.5 inches across

This fossilized egg nest is from the dinosaur, Dendroolithus, which is 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, some 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 beautiful hadrosaur egg nest from the Cretaceous of China. These Dendroolithus 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 wonderfully preserved and covers the majority of the surface of both eggs. The eggs are very inflated and sit on a natural pedestal of matrix. It is quite rare to find two dinosaur eggs of this high quality fossilized together. This is easily one of the best Hadrosaur dinosaur egg doubles we have ever offered.

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

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