Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs from a Distinguished Private Collection
Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Showing exceptional preservation, this group of four eggs is from an ornithopod. The name comes from the characteristic three-toed pedal extremities of members of this order. The order includes the duck-billed hadrosaurids, one of which was probably responsible for this clutch. The eggs were laid in large nests and were guarded from predators during both incubation and after hatching. These specimens exhibit exceptional shell preservation. The largest egg measures nearly 7 inches in diameter. From the George Lee Collection of Southern California.
Measures 17in x 12in x 8in