Topic Reading-Vol.3548-12/28/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3548-12/28/2021

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2021/12/28 Topic Reading-Vol.3548-12/28/2021

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Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

Birds directly evolved from a group of two-legged dinosaurs. However, very little had been known about the inside of dinosaur eggs until recently. A remarkably well-preserved 70-million-year-old fossil of an oviraptorid’s egg shows the embryo lying in a bird-like posture. The egg is about 17 centimeter-long and the baby dinosaur is estimated to be around 27 centimeters long from head to tail. So, we now know that a baby dinosaur curls up in the egg just like a baby bird. Had the baby dinosaur grown to an adult, it would have been about two to three meters long, researchers estimate. The fossil was actually unearthed back in 2000 in Jiangxi province in China, but had been left in storage and forgotten until museum staff found it remarkable ten years later. Well, the egg had waited for 70 million years. No big deal.

Will future technologies revive the baby dinosaur and hatch the egg?

Enjoy reading the article and seeing the images of a baby dinosaur in an egg.

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