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  1. Is this Dino egg real ? Or just a rock?
  2. Big and small dinosaur eggs

    This clutch of dinosaur eggs is from Ganzhou of China. Among the normal sized eggs, there is a much smaller egg. Was it part of the same clutch (like leatherback has both normal sized eggs and small unfertilized eggs), or it belonged to another animal?
  3. Fossil Egg?

    Can any one tell me what this fossilized egg is.
  4. Shell? Fossil? Egg?

    I can't figure out what this might be, I hope you can see it well enough. It was very hard to get good pics of the crushed side. I think it could be a crab shell, it's crushed but firm tho it seems slightly pliable and even breakable. It's not. The "mouth" seems to be more of a dent than an opening since sealed over and the perfect little circle on the top reminds me of a horseshoe crab. Some of the pics are color saturated to enhance the detail as best I could. Please, help, so curious!
  5. Hi guys, Is this a real Hadrosaur egg fossil? There are so many fakes out there so I really like your opinions. The egg is found in the Henan province in China
  6. Hi all, I have come across numerous theropod eggshells sold as "Oviraptor from Mongolia" through the years. Mostly, I pay them no heed. As I am aware, whole Oviraptor eggs from Mongolia are in fact Elongatoolithus sp. eggs from Guangdong or other parts of China. True Mongolian eggs are very rare. What about these eggshells though? My guess is that thousands of them come out of China, the same way as the eggs and egg nests. But then again, eggshells are more common, and is it that implausible for some of them to be Mongolian in origin? I label mine as being from China, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
  7. Please take a look at these dinosaur eggs. They are said to be from Hezheng, Gansu, China. Are they genuine?
  8. Bird egg fossils? I'm a new member.

    Hello, I found these fossilized 'eggs' taped together at a pawn shop in Kalispell, Montana. I know nothing about them but they are really cool! Does anyone know what they are? The more oval one is about 2" long by 1.5" wide. The more round one is about 1-9/16" x 1-13/16". They were sliced in half when I found them. The one that looks slightly developed ha some missing 'yoke' around the center small circle but is close to fully intact. They are fascinating but I don't know much. I'm a newbie. Thank you for any help.
  9. seen this for sale and to me it looks genuine but i am wondering about its authenticity, its location has no red flags as is Washington (not Cincinnati) any input would be appreciated.
  10. Good morning, I was given this rock 15 years ago and I believe it is from East Texas, but that is just a guess. I have no other information. I think it is nifty, but no clue what it is. Sorry if the files are too large, I'm inept.
  11. Dinosaur Eggs from China

    Are these dinosaur eggs or rocks? They were found during a road works in China.
  12. Greetings! We found this fossilized egg on the banks of the clay cliffs in Maryland. We frequently find fossilized shark teeth, stingray jaws, whale vertebrae, and megalodon teeth on the same banks. It was a round/oval shape with a crack in the top and we proceeded to break it open (not the best idea now!). You can clearly see the yolk and egg layers. We would love any help identifying it! Thank you!
  13. egg?

    Everyone is wrong, thinking they have a dino egg. Am I? weight = 660 grams length = 3.9 inches
  14. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since November 4, 2017. Eggs (Oolithids) Oolithids - Precambrian Yin, L., et al. (2007). Doushantuo embryos preserved inside diapause egg cysts. Nature, Vol.446. Oolithids - Cambrian Lin, J.-P., et al. (2006). Silicified egg clusters from a Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type deposit, Guizhou, south China. Geology, Vol.34, Number 12. Oolithids - Permian Abu Hamad, A., et al. (2016). First Permian Occurrence of the Shark Egg Capsule Morphotype Palaeoryxis Brongniart, 1828. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1112290. Oolithids - Triassic Böttcher, R. (2010). Description of the shark egg capsule Palaeoxyris friessi n.sp. from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) of SW Germany and discussion of all known egg capsules from the Triassic of the Germanic Basin. Palaeodiversity, 3. Fischer, J., B.J. Axsmith and S.R. Ash (2010). First unequivocal record of the hybodont shark egg capsule Palaeoxyris in the Mesozoic of North America. N.Jb.Geol.Paläont.Abh., Vol.255/3. Fischer, J., S. Voigt and M. Buchwitz (2007). First elasmobranch egg capsules from freshwater lake deposits of the Madygen Formation (Middle to Late Triassic, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia). Freiberger Forschungshefte, C254, psf (15). Kitching, J.W. (1979). Preliminary Report on a Clutch of Six Dinosaurian Eggs from the Upper Triassic Elliot Formation, Northern Orange Free State. Palaeont.afr., 22. McLean, G. (2014). A Comparative Study of the Australian Fossil Shark Egg-Case Palaeoxyris duni, with Comments on Affinities and Structure. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 136. Pott, C., et al. (2008). Fossil Insect Eggs and Ovipositional Damage on Bennettitalian Leaf Cuticles from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of Austria. J.Paleont., 82(4). Oolithids - Jurassic Araujo, R., et al. (2013). Filling the gaps of dinosaur eggshell phylogeny: Late Jurassic Theropod clutch with embryos from Portugal. Scientific Reports, 3:1924. Garcia, G., et al. (2006). Earliest Laurasian sauropod eggshells. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51(1). Joyce, W.G. and D.K. Zelenitsky (2002). Turtle egg pseudomorphs from the Late Jurassic of Schamhaupten, Germany. Archaeopteryx, 20. Mateus, I., et al. (1998). Upper Jurassic Theropod Dinosaur embryos from Lourinhã (Portugal). Memórias da Academia Ciências de Lisboa, Vol.37. Popa, M.E. and A. Zaharia (2011). Early Jurassic Ovipositories on Bennettitalean Leaves from Romania. Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, Vol.7. Reisz, R.R., et al. (2012). Oldest known dinosaurian nesting site and reproductive biology of the Early Jurassic sauropodomorph Massospondylus. PNAS, Early Edition. Ribeiro, V., et al. (2014). Two new theropod egg sites from the Late Jurassic Lourinhã Formation, Portugal. Historical Biology, Vol.26, Number 2. Russo, J., et al. (2017). Two new ootaxa from the late Jurassic : The oldest record of crocodylomorph eggs from the Lourinhã Formation, Portugal. PLoS ONE, 12(3). (Thanks to Fossildude19 for finding this one!) Russo, J., et al. (2014). Crocodylomorph eggs and eggshells from the Lourinhã Fm. (Upper Jurassic), Portugal. Comunicaҫões Geológicas, 101, Especial 1. Zaton, M., G. Niedzwiedzki and G. Pienkowski (2009). Gastropod Egg Capsules Preserved on Bivalve Shells from the Lower Jurassic (Hettangian) of Poland. Palaios, Vol.24. Oolithids - Cretaceous Cretaceous Oolithids - Africa/Middle East Gottfried, M.D., et al. (2004). Dinosaur Eggshell from the Red Sandstone Group of Tanzania. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(2). Krassilov, V., et al. (2007). Insect eggs sets on angiosperm leaves from the Lower Cretaceous of Negev, Israel. Cretaceous Research, 28. Lawver, D.R., A.H. Rasoamiaramanana and I. Werneberg (2015). An Occurrence of Fossil Eggs from the Mesozoic of Madagascar and a Detailed Observation of Eggshell Microstructure. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e973030. Cretaceous Oolithids - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Bajpai, S., S. Srinivasan and A. Sahni (1997). Fossil Turtle Eggshells from Infratrappean Beds of Duddukuru, Anhdra Pradesh. Journal Geological Society of India, Vol.49. Buffetaut, E., et al. (2005). Minute theropod eggs and embryo from the Lower Cretaceous of Thailand and the dinosaur-bird transition. Naturwissenschaften, 00, Short Communications. D*ng, Z.-M. and P.J. Currie (1996). On the discovery of an oviraptorid skeleton on a nest of eggs at Bayan Mandahu, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. Can.J.Earth Sci., 33. Huh, M., et al. (2014). First record of a complete giant theropod egg clutch from Upper Cretaceous deposits, South Korea. Historical Biology, Vol.26, Number 2. Ji, Q., et al. (2004). Pterosaur egg with a leathery shell. Nature (Brief Communications), Vol.432. Johnston, P.A., D.A. Eberth and P.K. Anderson (1996). Alleged vertebrate eggs from Upper Cretaceous redbeds, Gobi Desert, are fossil insect (Coleoptera) pupal chambers: Fictovichnus new ichnogenus. Can.J. Earth Sci., 33. (Thanks to doushantuo for finding this one!) Khosla, A. and A. Sahni (1995). Parataxonomic Classification of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Eggshells from India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vol.40. Kim, J.Y., et al. (2011). Dinosaur Eggs from the Cretaceous Goseong Formation of Tongyeong City, Southern Coast of Korea. J.Paleont.Soc. Korea, Vol.27, Number 1. Lawver, D.R., et al. (2016). An Avian Egg from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian). Liangtoutang Formation of Zhejiang Province, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1100631. Liu, J.-Y., et al. (2013). A parataxonomic revision of spheroolithid eggs from the Upper Cretaceous Quantou Formation in Changtu, Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 51(4). Mikhailov, K.E. (2000). 28. Eggs and eggshells of dinosaurs and birds from the Cretaceous of Mongolia. In: The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Benton, M.J., et al. (eds.), Cambridge University Press. Mikhailov, K.E. (1996). New Genera of Fossil Eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Paleontological Journal, Vol.30, Number 2. Mohabey, D.M. (1998). Systematics of Indian Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur and Chelonian Eggshells. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 18(2). Norell, M.A., J.M. Clark and L.M. Chiappe (2001). An Embryonic Oviraptorid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, Number 3315. Paik, I.S., H.J. kim. and M. Huh (2012). Dinosaur egg deposits in the Cretaceous Gyeongsang Supergroup, Korea: Diversity and paleobiological implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, unpublished manuscript. Prasad, G.V.R., et al. (2015). Testudoid and crocodiloid eggshells from the Upper Cretaceous Deccan Intertrappean Beds of Central India. C.R. Palevol, 14. Sabath, K. (1991). Upper Cretaceous Amniotic Eggs from the Gobi Desert. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol.36, Number 2. Varricchio, D.J. and D.E. Barta (2015). Revisiting Sabath's "Larger Avian Eggs" from the Gobi Cretaceous. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 60(1). Vianey-Liaud, M., S.L. Jain and A. Sahni (1987). Dinosaur Eggshells (Saurischia) from the Late Cretaceous Intertrappean and Lameta Formations (Deccan, India). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 7(4). Wang, Q., et al. (2013). 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Dinosaur Egg Faunas of the Upper Cretaceous Terrestrial Red Beds of China and Their Stratigraphical Significance. Journal of Stratigraphy, Vol.36, Number 2. Zhang, S.-K. (2010). A Parataxonomic Revision of the Cretaceous Faveoloolithid Eggs of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 48(3). Zhang, S.K. and Q. Wang (2010). A New Oospecies of Ovaloolithids from Turpan Basin in Xinjiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 48(1). Zhao, H. and Z.-K. Zhou (1999). A New Form of Elongatoolithid Dinosaur Eggs from the Lower Cretaceous Shahai Formation of Heishan, Liaoning Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 37(4). Zhou, H. and Z.-K. Zhou (1998). Dinosaur Eggs from Xichuan Basin, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 36(4). Zhou, Z. and Z.-C. Li (1988). A New Structural Type of Dinosaur Eggs from Anlu County, Hubei Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica,26(2). Zou, S.-L., Q. Wang and X.-L. Wang (2013). A new oospecies of parafaveoolithids from the Pingxiang Basin, Jiangxi Province, of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 51(2). 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  15. EGG Fossil Identification

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  16. Egg Fossil?

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  17. What is this?

    A few months ago I was helped here to identify a clam fossil and now near the same area I have found this. It doesn't match any images that I have found searching. Thank you.
  18. Fossil or not?

    Found in an old railyard. I don’t know much about fossils, I just pick up cool rocks.
  19. Preparation Oviraptor Egg

    On your advice that the best method of preparation of an Oviraptor egg is Air abrasion, i bought me a sandblaster. I have also used my air scribe and bought a slightly cheaper egg for testing the method. After some time I finished the prepared of the egg. I hope you like it? Here is the unprepared egg: and after the preperation:
  20. Fossilized Egg?

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  21. What is this?

    My dad claims this is a dinosaur egg. I'm just wondering if his claims are true! Says a general in China "re appropriated a couple" from Henan Province when they dug up a bunch! Much Thanks :D.
  22. Probably not an egg

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  23. Some Dinosaurs laid blue eggs

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  24. We get a lot of posts on TFF on eggs which mostly turn out to be geologic specimens. So I thought I would post a real Oligocene bird egg and some eggshells from my sons’ Nebraska ranch. The egg and eggshells are from the Scenic Member of the Brule Formation. Here is one of three complete bird eggs that my sons have found on the ranch in 2016 and 2017. This egg, found by my son Mel, is around 2 ½ inches long. I’ve found a large number of eggshell pieces in the anthill matrix that I’ve been taking from the ranch during the last two years. I’ve found eggshells in all 18 areas of the 360 acre ranch where I took anthill matrix. I was really surprised about how common the eggshells are throughout the ranch especially with the fact that I didn’t find bird bones. A good number of eggshell specimens from my September 2016 trip to the ranch have just been given to an eggshell researcher. I’m really looking forward to her opinions on them. I’ve been assuming that they are all bird eggshells. I again found a large number of eggshell specimens from anthill matrix from my May 2017 trip to the ranch. Below are close-up pictures of an individual eggshell specimen which is 5mm by 3 mm by 1mm thick. Outside of eggshell (note a good number of pieces have this pattern but there were a number of other distinctive patterns on the outside): Inside of eggshell (note the inside of all specimens pretty much looked like this): Cross section of eggshell (note the very thin white outer layer): Below are a number of eggshell specimens from my May 2017 trip. For size reference the gem jar cups are 1 ¾ inches in diameter. The specimens in each cup are from a different area of the ranch. Some eggshells have the outside of the eggshell face up and some have the inside of the eggshell face up. A few eggshells are missing that thin outer layer of eggshell. Note that there are several distinct patterns on the outer eggshells. Marco Sr.
  25. Desert find

    I found this piece out here in the NM desert while walking our dogs.....we are the only ones that live out here so I'm not sure how this got here...or has it always been here under the sand?Can anyone tell me if this is anything?It looks like a turtle egg but is solid
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