Unique Set Of Fossilised Dinosaur Eggs:
A team of researchers from the University of Delhi has discovered a unique set of fossilised dinosaur eggs, with one egg nesting within the other.
- While eggs-within-eggs are a rare phenomenon, they are so far known to occur only in birds and never known in reptiles.
- Until this discovery, no egg-in-egg fossil egg was found in dinosaurs and other reptiles such as turtles, lizards and crocodiles.
- The findings talk about the “egg-in-egg” phenomenon in a titanosaurid dinosaur egg found at Bagh in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district .
- The new discovery of an ovum-in-ovo egg, brings out newer connections between reptilian and avian evolution.
- Dinosaurs of the Sauropod family were among the largest land animals that ever lived and widespread millions of years ago in the territory that is now India.
- Fossils of these animals have been found in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya.
- The Upper Cretaceous Lameta Formation of Central India is long known for its dinosaur fossils (both skeletal and egg remains).