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Scientists have discovered a hoard of 70-million-year-old eggs containing perfectly preserved embryos inside. A total of 215 pterosaur eggs were found with some revealing tiny developed skeletons – something being described by experts as “astounding”. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that went extinct during the Cretaceous-Paleogene period mass extinction event. They were alive during the dinosaur age but are classed as reptiles – not dinosaurs.
David Unwin, a pterosaur expert, said: “I’ve been 35 years in paleontology and seen a lot of great fossils. But this is certainly one of the three or five most interesting and probably most important specimens I’ve ever seen. “It’s absolutely astounding.” READ MORE