Chilean scientists have discovered on Seymour island to the North-East of the Antarctic Peninsula of Antarctica, the big egg a prehistoric marine reptiles that lived on Earth about 66 million years ago. This was announced at a press conference, a paleontologist at the National Museum of natural history of Chile David Rubilar participating in archaeological excavations.
The archaeological finding was found in 2011, however, scientists had no accurate data on the origin of fossils. The study took about eight years, after which they just established that they had found the object is the egg of the ancient reptiles, presumably belonging to an extinct genus of marine reptiles from the family of mosasaurs, which lived on earth 66-82 million years ago.
“Thanks to this discovery we can understand a little more about how to multiply large marine reptiles of the Mesozoic era or the dinosaurs,” ― said the researcher.
It is noted that egg weight of 6.5 kg and a length of about 30 cm, was able to carry the female, the length of which ranged from 7 to 17 m. It is the largest egg the time of the dinosaurs and the second largest in all historical periods, which is exceeded only by the egg of a bird from the family of epirizole that lived in Madagascar until the mid-seventeenth century.
As REGNUM reported earlier, archaeologists discovered in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, the complex workshops of the Neolithic age-from 4500 to 4800 years.