Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur discovered

An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia. What makes the discovery unique are the two eggs preserved near articulated bones of its hindlimb. This is the first time the eggs are found in a close proximity to skeletal remains of an alvarezsaurid dinosaur, says Dr. Martin Kundr? dinosaur expert from the group of Professor Per Erik Ahlberg at Uppsala University. The first Argentine-Swedish Dinosaur expedition and collaboration; Fernando Novas, F. Agnolin and J. Powell from Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales and Martin Kundr?was performed in December 2010. The dinosaur represents the latest survivor of its kind from Gondwana, the southern landmass in the Mesozoic Era. The creature belongs to one of the most mysterious groups of dinosaurs, the Alvarezsauridae, and it is one of the largest members, 2.6 m, of the family.  It was first discovered by Dr. Powell, but has now been described and named

Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur discovered

(Phys.org) -- An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia.

Tue 10 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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UPPSALA, Sweden, April 10 (UPI) -- Fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic 70-million-year-old birdlike dinosaur have been discovered in Patagonia in South America, paleontologists ...

Tue 10 Apr 12 from UPI

Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur in Patagonia discovered

An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70-million-year-old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia. read more

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