|Marco Foronda |||Apr 23, 2015 09:20 AM EDT|
(Photo : Corbis/Heyuan Museum) Fossilized dinosaur eggs are discovered during road works in Heyuan city in south China's Guangdong province.
A stash of 43 dinosaur eggs was the cause of road work interruptions in the southern Chinese city of Heyuan over the weekend.
The eggs were added to an impressive collection in the city dubbed the "Home of Dinosaurs."
In 2004, the Guinness World Record recognized the Heyuan Dinosaur Fossil Museum as home of the largest collection of dinosaur egg fossils in the world. The museum houses 11 fossilized skeletons and almost 200 footprints fossils. The record was 10,008 before, but now there will be an additional 43.
Like Us on Facebook
A museum spokesperson said 19 of the new eggs are completely intact and considered the largest, measuring more than seven inches in diameter.
"The eggs were found in the rock strata of red sandstone, an environment in which other dinosaur egg fossils have also previously been found," said museum curator Du Yanli.
Most of the dinosaur eggs currently in the city's museum were deposited by oviraptorid and duck-billed dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 89 million years ago.
Researchers are continuously doing studies to examine the fossils and find out what kind of dinosaur species laid them.
According to Xinhua, China's official news agency, at least 17,000 dinosaur eggs were uncovered in the city ever since the first batch of fossils was discovered in 1996 by kids playing at a construction site.
TagsDinosaur Eggs Interrupt Road Work in Chinese City, Dinosaur Eggs, Heyuan city, Heyuan Dinosaur Fossil Museum. Heyuan Home of Dinosaurs, Home of Dinosaurs, largest collection of dinosaur egg fossils
©2015 Chinatopix All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission
China's former Chief of the Ministry of Public Security, Zhou Yongkang, has been given a life sentence after he was found guilty of abusing his office, bribery and deliberately ... Full Article
China Pork Prices Expected to Stabilize As The Supplies Recover
Elephone P9000 Smartphone is now on Sale on Amazon India
There's a Big Chance Cliffhangers Won't Still Be Resolved When Grey's Anatomy Season 13 Returns
Supreme Court Ruled on Samsung vs Apple Dispute for Patent Infringement
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors and Release Date: What is the Latest?