43 fossilized dinosaur eggs unearthed during road construction work in China

Nineteen of the fossilised dinosaur eggs were found intact. Photo: SCMP Pictures


Nineteen of the fossilised dinosaur eggs were found intact. Photo: SCMP Pictures

In Southern China, 43 dinosaur eggs were discovered by construction workers as a road was being upgraded, state media reported.

The fossils were discovered in recent weeks in Heyuan in Guangdong province, the website Chinanews.com reported. From South China Morning Post:

The fossilised eggs were large with one 13cm in diameter, Du Yanli, the director of the city’s Dinosaur Museum, was quoted as saying. Nineteen were completely intact.

Experts at the Chinese Academy of Sciences will examine the eggs to find out what species of dinosaur they belonged to, the report said.

Heyuan has dubbed itself the “Home of Dinosaurs”.

According to Chinanews.com, some 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been uncovered in the city since the first group of fossils was found in 1996 by kids playing at another construction site.