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Dinosaur eggshell ID

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Ramon

I recently bought this fossil which is a dinosaur eggshell that came from China. It is late cretaceous in age. You can even see red coloration which is the remaining sediment from where it was collected from. I want to know which dinosaur layed it. I think the fossil is Elongatoolithudae which is the type of egg that Oviraptorids layed. 

 

 

 

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20170116_125505.jpgThe back which is very smooth

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Ramon

Another photo,

 

The side view.

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Fossildude19

I'm not sure you can pin that down to species,  or even genus level, from that small of a fragment. :unsure: 

Regards,

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Ramon

Maybe not the species or genus in dinosaur, but maybe in oogenus which is how the surface of the shell is. Each dinosaur had its own oogenus. For example Elongatoolithus is known to had been layed by various genus of Oviraptoridae. But to get even more specific there's also oospecies. And oospecies can sometimes be attributed to certain dinosaurs.

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Ramon

These shell fragments came from various oogenus.

 

Photo from dinosaur eggshells from andy's collection here on the Fossil Forum.

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Fossildude19

Do you have any further locality information?

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Ramon

No, that is all it said. I have found some similar ones on the Internet that come from Nanxiang Basin, Guandong, China.

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Fossildude19

Unless you have specific information as to where it is from, it is really just guesswork. 

You might see if you can contact an eggshell expert, I suppose. 

Not sure how else you could go about authenticating what it's from. :unsure: 

Maybe one of the other members will have an idea.

Regards,

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