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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

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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Created April 13, 2012, updated May 3, 2016