Incredibly preserved dinosaur egg clutch gives scientists a rare opportunity
If you were a small-to-medium-sized creature during the ancient Jurassic or Cretaceous periods, you definitely wouldn't have wanted the shadow of a pterosaur to appear on the ground beneath you. With wingspans reaching as large as 36 feet, the high-flying dinosaurs ruled the skies, and could make short work of ground-dwelling prey. Unfortunately, paleontologists have had a hard time researching some of the long-dead animal's remains, particularly unhatched pterosaur eggs which were thin and fragile and failed to create usable fossils.
Now, an incredible discovery in China is blowing scientists away, and they've been blessed with an incredibly well-preserved clutch of eggs that is giving them their best look at unhatched pterosaur offspring.
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