Construction Workers Discover Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs In China (Photos/Video)

| by Emily Smith
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Construction workers in southern China discovered dinosaur eggs earlier this month after working on a road in the Guangdong Province.

The crew discovered the eggs in the city of Heyuan: 43 fossilized eggs in total and 19 that were fully intact. The largest egg was more than 7 inches in diameter.

Thousands of dinosaur egg fragments have been found in the Heyuan area since the 1990s, which is why the city earned the nickname of “Hometown of the Dinosaur” in China. In 2004, the Heyuan Museum received a Guinness World Record for having over 10,000 dinosaur eggs, which is the largest collection in the world.

According to the museum’s curator, Du Yanli, the red sandstone formations in the area make the fossilized eggs extremely common.

The eggs, which were the first to be discovered in the city center, will now be analyzed to determine their species. 

Sources: The Huffington Post, The Verge / Photo Credit: The Huffington Post, YouTube

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