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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Abnormal Titanosaurid Dinosaur Egg discovered in a Madhya Pradesh.

Abnormal Titanosaurid Dinosaur Egg discovered in a  Madhya Pradesh.

A research team are discovered a sauropod dinosaur nest consisting of the 10 eggs are including one abnormal egg near a Padlya village in a Madhya Pradesh in a  India. 

Abnormal Dinosaur Egg discovered in Madhya Pradesh, Source: Scientific Reports

Abnormal Fossil Egg Discovery: In a historic first, a team of  the Indian researchers has a discovered an a egg-in-egg or a abnormal Tyrannosaur dinosaur egg in the Bag area of the Dhar District in a Madhya Pradesh.

The discovery was a published in the latest issue of a nature group in a journal -Scientific Reports. The study is a titled 'First ovum-in-ova pathological tyrannosaur egg throws light on  the reproductive biology of the sauropod dinosaurs'.

The researchers had a recently documented a large number of the  tyrannosaur sauropod nests near in the Padlya village close to the Bag town. While a studying in these nests, in the researchers discovered an a abnormal dinosaur egg.

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Abnormal Fossil Egg are Discovery: Know in a 5 Points 

1. The research in a team are discovered to a sauropod dinosaur nest consisting of the  10 eggs are including one abnormal egg near a Padlya in a village. 

2. The abnormal egg has a two continuous and the circular eggshell layers are separated by a wide gap are reminiscent of the ovum-in-ova (one egg inside another egg) pathology of  the birds. 

3. The micro structure of the pathological egg and that of an a adjacent egg in the same nest identifies it with that of the  tyrannosaur sauropod dinosaurs.

4. This is the first egg-in-egg abnormal fossil egg are discovery in a India. No egg-in-egg abnormal fossil egg has a ever been found in a India of the dinosaurs and other reptiles including a lizards, turtles and the crocodiles. 

5. The pathological egg was a discovered in a during PhD fieldwork by the lead author Dr. Harsha Dhiman (Department of the Geology, Delhi University) in the region. Besides a Dhiman, in the team comprised a Vishal Verma (Higher Secondary in a School, Bakaner, Dhar District) and corresponding author Prof. Guntupalli V. R. Prasad (Department of the Geology, Delhi in a University).

Why is the fossil egg are discovery important?

  • The new discovery of an a ovum-in-ova pathological egg characteristic in a tyrannosaurus argues for a segmented oviduct as in a crocodiles and the  birds and possible a sequential laying of the  eggs as in a birds.
  • The lead author of the study, Delhi University's Dr Harsha Dhiman said that "The finding of the ovum-in-ova egg from a Tyrannosaur nest opens up the possibility that are sauropod dinosaurs had an a oviduct morphology similar to those of the crocodiles or a birds and they may have a adapted to a mode of the egg-laying characteristic of the  birds"
  • The discovery brings out a significant information on a whether dinosaurs had a reproductive in a  biology similar to that of the turtles and lizards or their immediate cousins crocodiles and the birds, said corresponding author of the study Prof. Guntupalli V.R. Prasad.
  • Earlier it was a suggested in that dinosaurs have a reproductive function similar to that of the turtles and other reptiles (unsegmented oviduct) in a contrast to the segmented reproductive tract of the  crocodiles and the birds.
  • The crocodiles though a ovulate and release all the eggs simultaneously just like a turtles and other reptiles in a contrast to the sequential ovulation of the  birds, who lay one egg at a time. 


The new discovery a shows that are central and western in a  India hold great a potential for a dinosaur fossils that may be a provide key information on a dinosaur species diversity and their nesting behavior and the reproductive biology. 

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