Fossil theropod dinosaur egg - ROM2004_1028_6


Fossil theropod dinosaur egg

Place Collected
Asia, Mongolia, Shabarakh Usu
Date: Date Collected: 1923
length=11; width=6.5; height=4.5 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderSaurischia
    • FamilyOviraptoridae
    • GenusOviraptor
    • SpecificEpithetphiloceratops
Object number: ROMVP05801
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Theropod Diversity, Nest and Eggs
DescriptionVarious kinds of dinosaur eggs have been discovered, including those of oviraptors. Unless an embryo is found inside the egg, it is impossible to know for certain which dinosaur laid the egg. Oviraptor eggs have been discovered with embryos inside them, so this kind of egg is more securely identified than most. This egg was collected during the famous American Museum of Natural History Expedition to Mongolia in 1923.
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