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Scientists find 120M years old reptile eggs

  • Chinese scientists have found five reptile eggs that have been intact for over 100M years after being laid. 

    Reports suggest that the well-preserved eggs belong to a reptile called pterosaurs that survived on the planet about 120M years ago. Experts have found four eggs that happened to have flattened and also located nearly 40 adult reptiles in the region. 

    "One of the significant (aspects) of this discovery - hundreds of individuals and eggs together from one site - is that it confirmed that pterosaurs were gregarious, and the population size is surprisingly large," paleontologist Zhonghe Zhou said. 

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