In Spain, found the dinosaur eggs




In Spain, found the dinosaur eggs

In Spain, found the dinosaur eggs

Spanish researchers report that found in the north-eastern part of the country several hundred deposits eggs of dinosaurs. This includes even the eggs belonging to species, traces of which have never been detected in Spain. Presumably, they were postponed sauropods dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Eggs, shell fragments, and dozens of clutches of ancient reptiles have been found in the stratigraphic layers of geological strata Tremp near Coll de Nargen Lieda Spanish province. Researchers say that during the Cretaceous period in this region was a marshy area.

“The region has found a large number of fragments of shell, eggs and nests that belong to dinosaurs, including sauropods – said the scientist Catalan Institute of Paleontology the Miguel Kruzafonta Albert Garcia Selles in interview to the Spanish news agency SINC. – Up to this point in the area showed signs of the presence of only one species – Megaloolithus siruguei »

Thanks to this discovery, the team Sellesa managed to conclude that a few million years ago in what is now north-east of Spain lived in at least four species of dinosaurs: Cairanoolithus roussetensis, Megaloolithus aureliensis, Megaloolithus siruguei and Megaloolithus baghensis. It is believed that the eggs Megaloolithus related to sauropods – long-necked dinosaurs that were one of the largest species in the world.

Coll de Nargen is one of the most important nesting sites of dinosaurs in Europe, say scientists. They add that, according to their research, the site was used by several species of dinosaurs from the Late Campanian age (about 71 million years ago) to the late Maastricht century (about 67 million years ago).

“Never before have we have not found many nests in one place. Furthermore, the presence of traces of various kinds, lay eggs, suggests that different types of dinosaurs shared the same site for nesting, “Selles said, adding that the dinosaur eggs found help scientists determine the date of future discoveries in this area.

Selles told that the researchers were able to establish that the different types of eggs were deposited with specific intervals of time. This gave scientists the opportunity to make biohronologicheskie scale labeled exact dates nesting.

“In other words, due to deposits of eggs found in the Coll de Nargen, we were able to determine the age of the site ranges from 67 to 71 million years,” he said.

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