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Titanosaur is a distant relative of the bird?  Scientists surprised

Titanosaur is a distant relative of the bird? Scientists surprised

able Madhya Pradesh in central India There is a place where dinosaurs lived 150 million years ago. Near the village of Padlya, scientists have discovered 52 nests of these largest prehistoric animals titanosaur; In the latest issue of the magazineScientific Reports“He gives a description of a surprising discovery made in one of these nests. It is exactly one, a fossilized dinosaur egg, which – like a Russian matryoshka toy – has another inside, which is also a fossilized egg. A discovery important for understanding the lives of those who died millions of years before the animals.”

unusually, Fossilized “sick egg” was in only one titanosaur nestBut it immediately caught the attention of scientists. There were two shells in the pit, very close to each other.

So far, this kind of phenomenon is related “egg in the egg” They were known only from bird life. Why is this discovery so important? Because it says a lot about what it looks like childbearing process These are giant animals. In the publication, scientists put forward the bold thesis that The largest known dinosaur She lays eggs the same way you lay eggs modern birds.

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titanosaur He lived on Earth from the late Jurassic to the end of the Cretaceous period (66 million years ago) and were among the greatest wild animals in history. They had small heads placed on a very long neck. It is known from the printed parts of the fossilized skin of these animals that they were partially armored and covered with a mosaic of small scales like beads.

The largest individuals were able to get even 30 meters long and 6.5 meters high. titanosaur They were herbivores and were frequently attacked by other dinosaurs.