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Original natural Dinosaur Egg.
Rare Fossilized Segnosaur or Therizinosaur Dinosaur Egg
Dinosaur eggs are rare, the first fully investigated study was in France in 1869. The size of Dino Eggs has often been exaggerated, in fact the largest ever found was football size, about twice that of an Ostrich.
Many sites where Dino Eggs have been found remain secret and protected as palaeontologists continue their studies and classification. So don't miss out on a piece of prehistoric evidence.
Dinosaur eggs are known from about 200 sites around the world, the majority in Asia and mostly in terrestrial (nonmarine) rocks of Cretaceous Age. It may be that thick calcite eggshells evolved during the Cretaceous (145 to 66 million years ago). Most dinosaur eggs have one of two forms of eggshell that are distinct from the shells of related modern animal groups, such as turtles or birds. However, some dinosaur eggs closely resemble bird eggs, particularly the type of eggshells in ostrich eggs.(source: wikipedia)
The first real discovery of dinosaur eggshell was in 1859 from southern France, by Jean Jacques Pouech. Due to their large size, the French eggs were at first thought to belong to giant birds. More complete eggs were found in 1869 by Matheron. He, in turn, believed these eggs were those of a giant crocodile.