Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs from a Distinguished Private Collection

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Lot 1142
Superb Clutch of Dinosaur Eggs from a Distinguished Private Collection

Sold for US$ 4,270 inc. premium

Natural History

1 Jun 2009, 13:00 EDT

New York

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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