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Another interesting thing about this site is that not all the eggs are from the same time period. That means that scientists can actually figure out how old the layers of rock they were found in according how far apart the fossils are from each other. They estimate the range of time of these eggs to span between 71 and 67 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous. What I find especially interesting is that not only were different species of dinosaur co-existing close to one another to share nesting space but they were using the same place to lay eggs for millions of years! Talk about being passed down from generation to generation!
I'm not done milking this whole Easter time yet, by the way. This Sunday is Easter Sunday and you better believe I will have an EGGcellent prehistoric animal of the week. See you then!
"Four Dinosaur Egg Species Identified in Lleida, Spain." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 Mar. 2013. Web.