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    Bird Egg (possibly Limpkin)


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    • Fossilized egg with brown-colored shell and chalcedony fill.  Probably from a limpkin-like bird (possibly Badistornis aramus Wetmore).  Note the porous texture of the shell material.

    Taxonomy

    Limpkin (?) Egg

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
    Order: Gruiformes
    Family: Aramidae
    Genus: Badistornis (?)
    Species: sp.
    Author Citation Wetmore

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Epoch: Eocene

    Stratigraphy

    White River Group
    Chadron Formation
    Peanut Creek Member (?)

    Provenance

    Collector: Joe Gallo
    Date Collected: 06/09/1986
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 60mm
    Width: 45mm
    Height: 27mm

    Location

    Badlands north of Crawford
    Dawes County
    Nebraska
    United States

    Comments

    Fossilized egg with brown-colored shell and chalcedony fill.  Probably from a limpkin-like bird (possibly Badistornis aramus Wetmore).  Note the porous texture of the shell material.

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