Dinosaur Egg Group
Elongatoolithus sp., Oviraptorid
A group of oviraptorid eggs in a group as they were laid. Most of their shell is still intact. In order to keep watch over their eggs, oviraptors probably nested on an open plain, much like today's ostrich. Interestingly, a recently found nest includes skull elements of an embryo troodontid, suggesting that oviraptors may have stolen eggs from other theropod nests.
Measures 8 x 8 x 5.5; largest egg measures 7.5in