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Genuine theropod dinosaur eggs?

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MohammadAAK

Hello all!

 

ive recently purchased this piece (I know I should have consulted beforehand) but I only saw it the last minute before the auction ended. I would still love some insight on it and maybe an actual idea of its locality and species (or genera). The seller claims there is no restoration other than gluing different parts together. He also claims its Enlongatoolithidae either raptor or oviraptor or other therapoda. I would love to have better information on it and even its locality in China, since I assume that’s where it’s from. The fossil is 15 cm long. Unfortunately these are the best photos I could get for the timebeing until it arrives.

 

Best wishes to all,

Mohammed

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dinosaur man

Looks real, but I’m no expert, possibly @Troodon or @CBchiefski might now.

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Tidgy's Dad

Can't see any red flags myself. 

Nice purchase, methinks. :)

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HamptonsDoc

These are real. Nice pair of oviraptor eggs. Enjoy them!

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Troodon

Like others have said they look good, a pair of the oogenus Elongatoolithus.  I would be careful, there are areas where the shell is lifting.  Hopfully the eggs have been stabilized.

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Ruger9a

Very nice find and purchase.  Been looking for an egg for quite some time without success.  Kudos.  

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snolly50

I like them very much. They will benefit from some careful, minor prep.

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FrozenFlame

Looks real, but also pretty fragile at the same time, nice pickup!

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Crazyhen
13 hours ago, Troodon said:

Like others have said they look good, a pair of the oogenus Elongatoolithus.  I would be careful, there are areas where the shell is lifting.  Hopfully the eggs have been stabilized.

Troodon is right.  The eggs sellers at Ganzhou has a very bad practice when they prep the eggs, they often wet the eggs and take photos of the wet eggs which look sharper.  But that would often lead to the cracking and falling off of the shells after a period of time.

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