A giant clutch 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs were discovered by workers doing roadwork in China.
Chinese city with the largest number of dinosaur eggs in the world has added a new batch to its impressive collection.
Construction workers unearthed 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs during repair work in the city of Heyuan in Guangdong southern Chinese province on Sunday, officials said.
The city, which is called the “home of dinosaurs”, won a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of dinosaur eggs in his museum in 2004.
Huang Zhiqing, deputy director of Heyuan Museum, told CNN it was the first time that fossils have been discovered in the center of the bustling city.
major repair work stopped as a team of researchers and construction workers jumped down into a ditch to unearth fossils.
Nineteen of the eggs are completely intact, with as much as much as 13 centimeters (5 inches) in diameter, said Huang.
The researchers said they will continue to examine the fossils to determine which species of dinosaur they belong.
Most of the eggs in the existing collection of the museum belong to oviraptorid and duckbill dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 89 million years ago.
About 17,000 eggs of dinosaurs have been discovered in the city since the first group of fossils by children playing on a construction site was discovered in 1996, the official news agency of China, Xinhua reported.
Egg-straordinary finding: Workers say dinosaur eggs were discovered as fit a new sewage pipe in Heyuan, in southeast China
Egg Carton: Fossilized dinosaur eggs are carefully removed from the site and taken to the local museum for examination
UNEXPECTED: Crowds gather as a construction worker is responsible for the red sandstone containing the fossils
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