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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:



Unidentified Tortoise Egg




Upper Cretaceous


Henan Province, China


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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