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Is this a dinosaur egg

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EdAlta

This item was found in southern Alberta near, but not in Dinosaur Provincial Park. It was found in a dry rain gully.

it is approximately 4” x3” x 2”

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Tidgy's Dad

A very interesting nodule or concretion, but not a dino egg, i'm afraid. 

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Kane

Welcome to the forum. 

 

I also do not see an egg fossil here as it lacks the typical eggshell texture.

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abyssunder

It might be close to this:

 

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picture from here

 

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Peat Burns

@RJB

 

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RJB

I can see how a newbie might think this a dino egg, but to me,,, no.

 

RB

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EdAlta

Any idea what caused the marks?

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abyssunder

If that is what I'm thinking of, it might be related to the counter septarian structures.

 

" In a less spectacular version of such counter septarian structures, the tangential cracks did not propagate spirally. Instead they formed a round knob in the center of each first-order polygon, thus mimicking the nuclei in a cellular tissue (Fig. 15 (d)). This suggests that the defoliating cracks started from the polygonal cracks of the previous order and propagated towards the center of the enclosed area. "  - see page 5 of this topic.

 

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