Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs
Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China
Showing exceptional preservation, this group of fifteen 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 which were guarded from predators during both incubation and after hatching. These specimens exhibit exceptional shell preservation. The largest egg measures 6 inches in diameter.
Measures 24 x 18 x 6in; Largest specimen measures 6in