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An exceptional, genuine prehistoric 7-egg Oviraptor Dinosaur nest dating to approximately 75 million years ago. This is an exceptional piece. A large assemblage containing 7 torpedo shaped eggs within the original nest matrix. Each egg measures about 7 inches long by 2  3/8 inches wide. The eggs are largely intact and without excessive restoration.  The nodular shell of the eggs, so often lost, is visible here on most of the eggs with exceptional preservation and without the over preparation common on today's fossil market. The oviraptor was a dinosaur which was closely related to the modern bird: it had a strong toothless beak and possessed feathers on the body, wings, and tail. The dinosaur had a distinctive crest on its head.  Oviraptor was almost certainly a meat eating dinosaur - one specimen was found with a lizard in its stomach. … Read entire article »

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Complete Dinosaur Nest, 25 Eggs in a Circle

Complete Dinosaur Nest, 25 Eggs in a Circle

  Photos and Description by:  Eons Ago Company    AGE: 84 million years (Late Cretaceous) LOCALITY: Djadochta Formation, Central Asia EGG GENUS: elongatoolithidae (parataxonomic family) EGG SPECIES: prob. elongatoolithus DINOSAUR GENUS: Oviraptor RESTORATION: none anywhere in any amount PALEO LAB PREPARATION TIME: 105 hours (cost = $4,200) PRESERVATIVE: a very light coating of archival grade B72 to protect the specimen from skin oils DIMENSIONS: approximately 23 inch diameter x 6 inches high, 85 pounds PACKED IN A WOOD CRATE: 34" X 32" X 17" high, 140 pound shipping weight GENERAL DESCRIPTION: … Read entire article »

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Very Rare Aepyornis Maximus Egg, Madagascar

Very Rare Aepyornis Maximus Egg, Madagascar

Photos and Description by:  galerie-lithique  Name: Aepyornis Maximus Finding Location: Madagascar Age: 17th or the 18th century An enormous egg reconstituted  from large and small, all authentic, Aepyornis eggshell fragments that are found in the southern sands of Madagascar. The pieces are sorted, then bonded together, back to the original shape ; the finished item is quite solid.  Of course, it is extremely difficult for the local finders to gather the complete set of all the original pieces. The fragments' varying colors are … Read entire article »

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