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Dino Eggs Not Found In Chechnya

  • 18-04-2012 11:41am
    Registered Users Posts: 30,746 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean

    Shame. Everyone was getting excited only for geologists to spoil the party.
    "These are no dinosaur eggs. This is some kind of sand rock,” says Dr. Aleksandr Averianov of the Institute of Zoology in St. Petersburg. “Dinosaur eggs have a different shell structure.”

    Full article here.

    You can see why the mistake was made:



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 ✭✭✭ Rubecula

    Very odd rock formations those, I wonder what caused them to be so like Dino eggs?

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor

    Haha I can understand how the discoverers must feel... I once found thousands of slabs with what looked like aquatic plant fossils in them. I was super excited and when I had some paleontologist look at the fossils, he told me they were dendrite crystals. They look incredibly similar to plants of some kind, in my defense...


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,746 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean

    Those aren't plants!? Damn. A friend of mine's garden patio is full of them. :(