Dinosaur Egg Fossil: Dinosaurs of embryonic species had distinct beaks and body sizes, allowing them to adopt a wide range of diets. This embryo is the most ‘completely known dinosaur embryo’ ever found.
scientists have found a fossil of a dinosaur egg in southern China, revealing a very well-preserved dinosaur embryo inside. It is believed that this egg is 66-72 million (7 crores 20 lakh) years old. This fetus has been named ‘Baby Yingliang’. It was found in the rocks of the ‘Hekou Formation’ in the Shahe Industrial Park in Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province.
Paleontologists from the University of Birmingham said the embryo belonged to an oviraptorosaur species that had no teeth and a beak. Oviraptorosaurs were feathered dinosaurs found in the rocks of Asia and North America. Their beak and body size varied, allowing them to adopt a wide range of diets. This embryo is the most ‘completely known dinosaur embryo’ ever found.
The dinosaur was very close to birth
According to the report of DailyMail, Baby Yingliang was close to hatching. His head was under his body, his back was curved in the shape of an egg and his legs were located on either side of the head. In modern birds, this type of posture is seen during ‘tucking’. Tucking is a process controlled by the central nervous system that is
The rarest thing
ever found in a dinosaur embryo, the discovery of such behavior in Baby Yingliang suggests that it is not ‘amazing’ for birds. It may have evolved among the earliest non-avian theropod dinosaurs. The research was done by University of Birmingham paleontologist Fionn Wassam Mai and his colleagues. He said dinosaur embryos are some of the rarest fossils ever found and most of them are boneless. We are extremely excited about the discovery of ‘Baby Yingliang’. critical for successful hatching.
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