Unborn dinosaur’s position inside Chinese egg fossil strengthens link with birds, say scientists

//Unborn dinosaur’s position inside Chinese egg fossil strengthens link with birds, say scientists

Unborn dinosaur’s position inside Chinese egg fossil strengthens link with birds, say scientists

A well-preserved dinosaur egg fossil unearthed in southeastern China shows an unhatched embryo in a tucked posture, a position previously thought to be unique to birds, according to a new study.The rare embryo dating back to 66-72 million years ago was revealed to have its head lying below its body with its feet on either side and back curled along the blunt end of the egg. This position has not previously been recognised in non-avian dinosaurs and was similar to that of a late-stage modern…

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