Dinosaur Egg Clutch
Lot 1063W
Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
11 Dec 2011 13:00 PST

Auction 19429
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Without Reserve
Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs
Ornithopoda
Upper Cretaceous
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

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