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Eggshell experts out there,  came across this fragment said to be Pyroraptor South of France.   This is the only picture provided...is it rare and is it Pyroraptor?

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gigantoraptor

Can't help on the ID of these eggshells, but there is no way to know what species laid these eggs. Eggshells have an apart classification like 'Megaloolithus' (I don't say this is the same as yours). So it won't be indentified as Pyroraptor.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Difficult to say... The only remains of Pyroraptor olympius are a few bones and teeth.

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Troodon

 

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FossilsAnonymous

Am I allowed to ask how you guys tell what species an egg fragment is?

Thanks

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Troodon
3 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

Am I allowed to ask how you guys tell what species an egg fragment is?

Thanks

Books and publications are some sources to aid in identification of eggs.   Again you cannot typically describe an egg to a dinosaur  species but you classify it to an oogenera or ootaxon based on what the eggshell looks like.  You look at the characteristics of the shell like ornimatation and  thickness

One of the best books.  

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-Andy-

There's a French egg digger here we can consult @Pixpaleosky

 

Anyway, there's nothing to identify these as being from a Pyroraptor. I've always seen these eggshells being sold as tiny fragments throughout the years. I wonder if it's a single source that broke up a bunch of Megaloolithid eggshells, then started selling the lot as Pyroraptor.

 

3 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

Am I allowed to ask how you guys tell what species an egg fragment is?

Thanks

 

Yes, you are allowed.

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Pixpaleosky
6 hours ago, -Andy- said:

 

 

Anyway, there's nothing to identify these as being from a Pyroraptor. I've always seen these eggshells being sold as tiny fragments throughout the years. I wonder if it's a single source that broke up a bunch of Megaloolithid eggshells, then started selling the lot as Pyroraptor.

 

 

I cant say better !

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abyssunder

Picture is blurry and in a very low resolution with no comparative scale. It's nothing clearly distinguishing on it as ornament, but somehow looks close to Cairanoolithus. Just a guess, nothing more. :)

 

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Here 's a similar thread.

 

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