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Dinosaur eggs found in Aragón 'may contain embryos'
24 September 2020 @ 16:46

ONE of the world's largest-known dinosaur 'nests' has been found in northern Aragón, containing unhatched eggs thought to be around 68 million years old.

And they may even still have embryos inside them, say historians.

Each of the 20 or so eggs is around 20 centimetres (eight inches) in diameter, and are thought to have been laid by titanosaurus sauropods – four-legged herbivores with long necks and long tails.

Given that '20' seems to be the key number, the shock discovery – made in 2020 after 14 years of searching and a year after stumbling upon the dig – it is no surprise that the eggs were probably laid by a species known to have been 20 metres long when fully grown.

The site was initially found at the end of last year by palaeontologist and off-road athlete José Manuel Gasca when he was out training with the Club Alpino Universitario, a college-based trail-running association, through the mountains just outside Loarre in the province of Huesca, the northern part of which borders onto the Pyrénées.



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