Eggs of Enigmatic Dinosaur in Patagonia Discovered

10th April, 2012

The bones and eggs of a  70-million-year-old birdlike dinosaur species have been found in Patagonia by a joint Argentine/Swedish research team. What’s unique about the find is the fact that the eggs are preserved near the articulated hind limb of an adult.

Analysis of the eggshell micro-structure was used to identify this as a new species – at 2.6m, one of the largest members of the Alvarezsauridae  family. The discovery of the fossils proves the  Alvarezsaurids persisted in South America until Latest Cretaceous times

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