'Baby Dragon:' Research into Giant Dino Eggs Took Decades to Hatch

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'Baby Dragon:' Research into Giant Dino Eggs Took Decades to Hatch


'Baby dragon' dino eggs detailed in new paper

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EDMONTON - Research into the largest dinosaur eggs ever discovered took decades to hatch.

A farmer in China unearthed the eggs, roughly half a metre long, some 30 years ago. A scientific paper on the fortuitous find was published Tuesday in the open-access journal Nature Communications.

University of Alberta paleontologist Philip Currie has been studying the eggs since 1993. In 2015, Currie, accompanied by the farmer who first collected them, returned to the discovery site in north-central China's Henan province.

"It was the most astounding thing. The whole area had been ripped up by enormous equipment terracing the mountainsides to plant walnut trees," Currie recalled in a news release.

"The one slope remaining was where these giant eggs came from, and we found shells from the same specimen three decades later."

The eggs date back to the Late Cretaceous period around 90 million years ago.

The species has been dubbed Beibeilong Sinensis, meaning "baby dragon from China."

Currie said he and an international team of paleontologists thought they were tyrannosaur eggs at first.

"But when we saw the embryo, it screwed everything up."

After examining the skull, the researchers concluded the animal was related to feathered caenagnathids or oviraptorosaurs from Alberta. …

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