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‘Abnormal’ dinosaur egg found in India

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Researchers from Delhi University have discovered a unique set of fossilized dinosaur eggs in Dinosaur Fossils National Park in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, with one egg nesting inside another.

  • Eggs within eggs are a rare phenomenon, found only in birds and never in reptiles.

  • This discovery brings to the new links between reptiles and avian evolution.

  • The findings of discovery are published in the journal 'Scientific Reports'.

  • The Upper Cretaceous Lameta Formation of Central India is long known for its dinosaur fossils.

  • Scientists found evidence of 52 titanosaurid sauropod nests near Padalia village near Bagh town in Madhya Pradesh.

  • One of these nests contained 10 eggs, one of which was an "abnormal" egg.

  • About Dinosaur

  • Dinosaurs of the Sauropod family were among the largest animals ever found on land and were found in India millions of years ago.

  • Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles.

  • Fossils of these animals have also been found in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya.

  • Most Dinosaurs died out by the end of the Cretaceous period.

  • Modern birds are a type of dinosaur because they share a common ancestor with non-avian dinosaurs.

  • Dinosaur fossils have been discovered on all seven continents.

  • All non-avian dinosaurs became extinct about 66 million years ago.

  • The earliest known dinosaurs look during the Triassic period (about 250 to 200 million years ago).

  • One of the biggest dinosaurs was the Argentinosaurus.

  • Lizards, turtles, snakes and crocodiles are all descendants of dinosaurs.

  • Dinosaurs could not survive and became extinct due to climate change.

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