Dinosaurs to return in 2022 as an embryo from 66 million years ago found in China?

Dinosaurs to return in 2022 as an embryo from 66 million years ago found in China?

December 24, 2021 0

What happened:

Scientists have found a preserved dinosaur embryo from more than 66 million years ago that was preparing to hatch from its egg. The researchers have named it “Baby Yingliang” as it has similarities with the toothless theropod dinosaur. The embryo was discovered in Ganzhou on the 20th of December by Fa Waisum Ma and his colleagues. 

Details:

The perfectly preserved embryo measures 27 cm long from head to tail and lies inside a 17 cm-long egg. The scientists who discovered it believed it to be 72-66 million years old and Prof Steve Brusatte had said, “The dinosaur embryo inside its egg is one of the most beautiful fossils I have ever seen.” The viral photo of the dinosaur embryo looks like a baby curled up in its egg and the embryo has many features of modern-day birds. 

Picture via CNN.

Also:

This discovery was made possible with the help of researchers from the University of Birmingham and China University of Geosciences. The finding is one of the rarest as Fa Wasium said, “Dinosaur embryos are some of the rarest fossils and most of them are incomplete with the bones dislocated.” At the same time, the Chinese and British scientists are comparing the Baby Yingliang with the modern-day birds as the similarities between the two have surprised them.

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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