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Hi friends, I hoppy that all of you are safe l and healthy, I went to Aruma formation area outside of Riyadh and found this egg like hard fossil, it is 3cm, heavy with? Shell remainder. What could it be???

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Rockwood

:popcorn: Sure is egg shaped!

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Lone Hunter

If it's not an egg it gets the reward for best non egg submittion! 

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Ludwigia

Looks like a stone chicken laid that one! I defer to venture a guess just based on the photos if it is or is not an egg. Even if it isn't, I'd keep it as a conversation piece. Maybe you could show it at your local natural science museum

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Fossildude19
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IsaacTheFossilMan

I'm looking forward to the outlook on this one!:popcorn:

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6 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Thanks for the heads up, Tim.  I am flattered.  

 

Fossil bird eggs have similar texture to modern eggs, so we would need a very close photo to see what the detailed texture looks like.  

 

As others have said, even if it not an egg, it wins the best Not An Egg Rock we have seen in a while.  

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Rockwood
18 minutes ago, jpc said:

Fossil bird eggs have similar texture to modern eggs, so we would need a very close photo to see what the detailed texture looks like.  

Plant fossils are sometimes studied using tissue molds preserved in a non cellular cuticle. Any chance something similar might be found on a well preserved internal mold ?  

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1 hour ago, Rockwood said:

Plant fossils are sometimes studied using tissue molds preserved in a non cellular cuticle. Any chance something similar might be found on a well preserved internal mold ?  

Hmmmm.... I don't know.  

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val horn

Interesting find,  I hope that it is an egg.  what is the aruma formation,  in terms of age and kind of fossil normally found there.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Aruma formation if campanian - Maastrichrtian 

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Rockwood

I can see this being the remnant of a structure that a developing embryo might breath through. 

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Jared C

Pretty interesting, hopefully a verdict comes soon

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I don't think we can get a verdict without studying this one on person.  

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