Dinosaur Egg Clutch
Lot 1142
Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs from a Distinguished Private Collection
Sold for US$ 4,270 inc. premium
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Natural History New York
1 Jun 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17502
Lot Details
Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs from a Distinguished Private Collection
Ornithopoda
Upper Cretaceous
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
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