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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Excellent Hadrosaur Egg
Stock Number  EGG2

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

This beautiful fossilized egg is 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, 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 an excellent dinosaur egg from the Cretaceous Period of China. This Hadrosaur egg has been microscopically-prepared with an air-abrasive machine in the EXTINCTIONS Preparation Lab to reveal the fine detail of the eggshell. The eggshell covers most of the surface of the egg. The large egg is very inflated and sits on a natural pedestal of matrix. The overall ''egg'' shape is very nice. This is very collectible example of a Hadrosaur dinosaur egg.

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.

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