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Featured Fossil

 

This page features a fossil with details about the specimen, its age,

where it was found, and a nugget of interesting information. Not every

specimen will be perfectly preserved - but all are a marvel of the natural world!

All geological time periods are represented.

 

Unidentified Tortoise Egg from Cretaceous of China

Fossil Type:

Reptiles

Name:

Unidentified Tortoise Egg

Formation:

Nanzhao

Age:

Upper Cretaceous

Location:

Henan Province, China

Notes:

Tortoise eggs are more rounded and smaller than many dinosaur eggs. Modern tortoises allow paleontologists to study them for comparative purposes. This specimen was displayed at the "More than Dinosaurs" exhibit featuring the collection of Dr. Jack Hankla in 2004.

Date Posted:

May 1, 2016

 

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