‘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.
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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