Hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils found

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    http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/16/17339424-hundreds-of-dinosaur-egg-fossils-found?lite

    Researchers in northeastern Spain say they've uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs likely were left behind by sauropods millions of years ago............

    "We had never found so many nests in the one area before. In addition, the presence of various oospecies (eggs species) at the same level suggests that different types of dinosaurs shared the same nesting area," Sellés said, adding that the dinosaur eggs could help scientists determine the date of future findings at the site.

    "It has come to light that the different types of eggs are located at very specific time intervals," Sellés explained to SINC. "This allows us to create biochronological scales with a precise dating capacity. In short, thanks to the collection of oospecies found in Coll de Nargó we have been able to determine the age of the site at between 71 and 67 million years."...........
     
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    Some things just blow me away. This is one of them...like a nursery for dinos! How utterly cool...

    Thanks for posting, Reader!

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