Hadrosaurid, the first dinosaur family to be identified in North America in 1855, was a duck-billed dinosaur that lived in the Upper Cretaceous Period, approximately 100 – 65 Million years before. It weighed several tons and feasted on the plentiful Cretaceous vegetation. Paleontologists believe that the Hadrosaur was the most numerous dinosaur during the Cretaceous period, with the Family growing in number and species from the Middle Cretaceous onwards. The Hadrosaur was a descendant of the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous Iguanodontian dinosaurs. Along with the other dinosaurs, Hadrosaurs were completely eliminated during the cataclysmic K-T (Cretaceous-Tertiary) mass extinction event that occurred approximately 65.5 Million years ago.
We’re happy to announce our latest find of an ancient nest cluster of 11 actual fossilised dinosaur eggs of the prehistoric family Hadrosauridae species, a premium centerpiece to add to our humble collection of the 3 Hadrosaur eggs and 1 Oviraptor egg. Its provenance stems from the Kaoguo Formation at the Xixan Basin, in the Henan Province of China, and we acquired it from a trusted dealer in Hong Kong which exported it in the 1980s.
The eggs are perfectly preserved in their original strong rock matrix. The specimen has been painstakingly chiseled from the surrounding rock by hand, without any restorations performed. The eggs all exhibit intact structural integrity, texture, and coloration. The specimen measures over 30 cm in length and 30cm in breadth, and 15cm at its maximum height, and displays beautifully on its flat natural rock cradle. Being constituted of solid rock, the specimen weighs over 10 kilograms! We believe that this specimen will certainly rise in value since the Chinese Government clarified its ban on fossil egg exports this year.