Oldest Dinosaur Embryos
Dinosaur embryos found 30 years ago in South Africa have been dated at 190 million years old. According to the Physorg.com article, this pushes back the dates of some of the earliest known dinosaurs and land vertebrates by 100 million years. “It is also the oldest known embryo of any land-living animal, pushing back the boundary by about 100 million years, as the oldest known recognisable embryos date back about 90 million years,” Raath told a press conference at the university to announce the discovery. […] The journey of this discovery dates back nearly 30 years when a cluster of seven eggs were found by South African palaeontological legend James Kitching around 1977 next to a newly-made road at Golden Gate national park in central South Africa. Raath said the fossils were “lying on the shelf” at Wits University as there were nobody with the training and skill to remove the rock from the eggs and embryos which are only a few centimetres long.
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