Baby dinosaur fossil found in egg in China, named Baby Yingliang

In Ganzhou, a city located south of China, was found a baby dinosaur fossil nestled inside his egg, and that according to the American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen Brusatte, dates from 72 to 66 million years, who was baptized under the name of Baby yingliang, and is in the Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum since 2010. If you are interested in knowing a little more about this incredible discovery, scientists led by researchers from the University of Birmingham, UK release data on its characteristics and the origin of its appearance.

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Features and discovery

According to pantheologists, this skeleton measures 27 cm long from head to tail Y lies impregnated inside a 17 cm long egg and it is believed that if it had lived to its adult stage it would have reached between two and three meters long, since it is deduced that belongs to the species ovirraptosaurus What does it mean “egg thief lizard”, a type of feathered dinosaur that lived about 100 to 66 million years ago in Asia and North America.

Fion Waisum Ma, paleontologist related to the research, described the fossil as the best dinosaur embryo ever found. In turn, Brusatte, who was also part of the research team, describes it as one of the most impressive dinosaur fossils he had ever seen.

Photo: Image captured from the researcher’s Twitter account @SteveBrusatte

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Part of the fossil body still still covered by rocks, so the researchers, with advanced scanning techniques, will work on creating a more visible image of the skeleton.

East was discovered in Jiangxi province when was acquired by Liang Liu, director of the Yingliang Group stone company, in 2000, where it was stored, and partly forgotten, for 10 long years, until it was unearthed when the Yingliang Stone Museum of Natural History was built where it is now exhibited.

Photo: Image captured from the researcher’s Twitter account @SteveBrusatte