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May 12, 2014 4:55 PM

Is this A dinosaur Egg?

Found this Fossil on a Limestone Escarpment in Wharfedale,North Yorkshire.Is this a dinosaur egg with embryo and part of mothers leg? See attached Photos:

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    May 12, 2014 8:42 PM (in response to rod)
    Re: Is this A dinosaur Egg?

    Rod,

     

    I really don't think so - sorry!

     

    As far as I can tell from the photos, it is just a lump of limestone; an irregular shape with some exfoliar weathering (causing what you might be taking as a shell or crust).

     

    Dino bones are often black, and (like most bones) can be recognized by their cellular structure, though that's seen best in cross-section or on worn-down surfaces. Also, I'm pretty sure I can see shell fragments in it.

    The rocks of Wharfedale are Carboniferous in age. The dinosaurs did not appear until the Triassic - at least 50 million years later. You have to go east to Bedale (for instance) before you come into Triassic terrain.

     

    Mike

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