Hadrosaur Egg, Cretaceous
Much shell still present
Artists impression of a Hadrosaur
Hadrosaur single egg
An egg fossil from the Duckbilled Dinosaur, or Hadrosaur, Edmontosaurus. The egg dates from the Cretaceous, 115m to 95m years ago, and was discovered in Xixia Basin, Hunan Province, China, where many multiple nests have been found.
They were called "Duckbilled" because of the shape of their snout, which greatly resembled the bill of a modern day duck.
Edmontosaurus was a herbivore and travelled in herds alongside its companions.
They ate coarse vegetation which they ground up using teeth within their cheeks.
Hadrosaurs grew to be over 40 feet long, and weighed in at a hefty 5 tons.
This specimen of the eggs of this huge creature is still inflated.
The shell shows cracks which occured during fossilisation.
However, it is a great display piece, and a real talking point for friends and family.
It still rests on a small piece of original matrix
Is there a baby Hadrosaur in the egg? We don't know!
We can produce a mount for this piece if requested.
Size: 15cms x 13cms