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Hadrosaurus Foulkii Dinosaur Nest - 7 Eggs

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Hadrosaurus Nest Of 7 Eggs discovered initially in China, laid by an ornithischian dinosaur 'Hadrosauridae', also known scientifically as 'Dendroolithus' from the Kaoguo Formation in Xixia Basin, Henan Province, dating back to the Mesozoic era, a late Cretaceous period, of the Maastrichtian stage around 70 to 65 million years ago. These eggs saved decades ago were often used as building materials by rural villagers for their homes and walling. The fossil store has prepared the egg nest, surmounted the clutch for creating an attractive and scientific exhibit.

Genus: Hadrosaurus Foulkii - (Sturdy lizard).
Origin: China
Age: 85,800,000 to 66,000,000 years.
Stats: 7 - 8 Tonne / Height

Overall Dimensions (inclusive of steel base).
Height: 29 cm
Width: 55 cm
Weight: 46.4 Kg

Hadrosaurus scale to man at 10 meters and weighing 2.1 tonnes

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Hadrosaurus nest of 7 Eggs supported on a stainless steel stand, the Hadrosaur egg nest extremely fine and well prepared, that is cleaned from the fossil bedrock that once encased it. Hadrosaurids translates from the Greek hadros as 'stout or bulky' so bulky lizard. A group of herbivorous dinosaurs, the ornithischian family Hadrosauridae. The hadrosaurs laid eggs in nests and each nest could hold up to a total of 12 eggs or more. It is difficult to find a complete intact Hadrosaur egg nest with complete shell coverage and of fine preservation. Large quantities of dinosaur eggs were discovered in the 1980's to 1990's, these were exported from China by palaeontologists who noted the dinosaur eggs while on expeditions in the Xixia Basin region where they had been historically used to build into structures, such as houses and walls in rural areas.

 

The eggs have since been commercially purchased from rural areas directly by foreign collectors. In the early hedonistic days of collecting without many jurisdictions, eggs exchanged hands for a small price per egg. Ultimately finding the way to market for the price of $1500.00 USD each single egg before the market eventually settled down to an influx of eggs and the price steadied around $500.00 USD per egg and held that value until a total ban on exportation of all fossil eggs from China was pressed, including many other fossils. The original ban had been in place since about the early 1990's, it wasn't until after the late 1990's the law was enforced severely and the flow of fossils reduced and eventually ceased from China. Today the only eggs or nests available on the international markets are those which have been purchased before the ban making them scarce, thus holding them for investment purposes as well as admiration for their rarity has been a steadily increasing proposition. Still, in China there are fossil markets and dinosaur eggs are traded in the main cities, along with other extraordinary fossils, the ban on trading in fossils has seemingly only affected the foreign markets, the domestic market continues to trade in dinosaurian fossils.

 

Egg nest dimensions.
Height: 17 cm
Width: 55 cm x 45 cm
Average egg diameter: 14 cm
Average egg height: 7 cm
Nest weight: 32.0 Kg

 

Steel base dimensions.
Height to pin tip: 15 cm
Diameter foot: 30 cm Foot
Height: 2.5 cm
Steel base weight: 14.4 Kg

Additional Information

SKU TFS0387
Age Cretaceous
Origin China