French Dinosaur Egg

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Lot 1015
French Dinosaur Egg

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French Dinosaur Egg
Hypselosaurus priscus
Cretaceous
Aix-En-Province, France

Rarely are intact dinosaur eggs found; the vast majority of specimens recovered are mere fragments. Here, a virtually complete eggshell is inexplicably preserved fully inflated and covered with fossilized shell on all sides. Hypselosaurus priscus eggs were the very first dinosaur eggs to be discovered, in 1859, in Aix-En-Province, France. Believed to be from a giant bird, and later thought to originate from a giant crocodile, the egg specimens were finally understood to come from a Titanosaur, one of the gigantic long-necked sauropods that lived until the very end of the Cretaceous. A completely intact eggshell from the Age of Dinosaurs is truly an awe-inspiring phenomenon.
Measures 8 x 6 inches.
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