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Incredible Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs in Stone Matrix
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East Asia, China, Cretaceous Period, ca. 65.5 to 145.5 million years ago. A clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs within a stone matrix from a species of ornithopod, three toed species of dinosaurs! There are 3 eggs - 1 complete egg and 2 half eggs, split during excavation. The complete eggs sits atop one half, and the other half is separate and perhaps from a different clutch entirely. The 3 eggs are spherical with pebbly surfaces, characteristic of hadrosaurids, a type of duck billed dinosaur. The shells are surrounded by a red matrix of stone, the telltale sign of the Shandong Province rock beds where these types of eggs are most often found. Because eggs are often discovered with little evidence of the dinosaur that laid them, they are often named by the eggshell structures! Size 2 eggs in matrix: 6" L x 6" W x 7" H (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 17.8 cm)

In the past few decades, paleontological research in China has rewritten our knowledge of dinosaurs, especially the later Cretaceous period, which was previously known mainly from western North America. Incredible finds of fossilized skeletal remains, eggs, nests, footprints, and related non-dinosaur animals and plants have given us a new understanding of how dinosaurs lived - and how they parented. Scholars posit that these animals were devoted parents, nurturing their children from eggs through childhood and living in family units.

Provenance: private Vero Beach, Florida, USA collection, acquired before 2003

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Excavated with 2 eggs cut in half. Missing exterior egg shells and areas of repair with shell fragments reattached. Remains of stone matrix surrounding and mineral deposits.
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Incredible Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs in Stone Matrix

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0103: Incredible Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs in Stone Matrix
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Est. $4,000 - $6,000Starting Price $2,000
VARIETY | Antiquities, Ethnographic, Fine Art
Mar 19, 2023 11:00 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 26.5%
Lot 0103 Details
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**First Time At Auction**

East Asia, China, Cretaceous Period, ca. 65.5 to 145.5 million years ago. A clutch of fossilized dinosaur eggs within a stone matrix from a species of ornithopod, three toed species of dinosaurs! There are 3 eggs - 1 complete egg and 2 half eggs, split during excavation. The complete eggs sits atop one half, and the other half is separate and perhaps from a different clutch entirely. The 3 eggs are spherical with pebbly surfaces, characteristic of hadrosaurids, a type of duck billed dinosaur. The shells are surrounded by a red matrix of stone, the telltale sign of the Shandong Province rock beds where these types of eggs are most often found. Because eggs are often discovered with little evidence of the dinosaur that laid them, they are often named by the eggshell structures! Size 2 eggs in matrix: 6" L x 6" W x 7" H (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 17.8 cm)

In the past few decades, paleontological research in China has rewritten our knowledge of dinosaurs, especially the later Cretaceous period, which was previously known mainly from western North America. Incredible finds of fossilized skeletal remains, eggs, nests, footprints, and related non-dinosaur animals and plants have given us a new understanding of how dinosaurs lived - and how they parented. Scholars posit that these animals were devoted parents, nurturing their children from eggs through childhood and living in family units.

Provenance: private Vero Beach, Florida, USA collection, acquired before 2003

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#177547
Condition
...
Excavated with 2 eggs cut in half. Missing exterior egg shells and areas of repair with shell fragments reattached. Remains of stone matrix surrounding and mineral deposits.
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