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RE: Bolivian dinosaur eggs



Megaegg?
Gigantoeggecus?
Eggosaurus Rex?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James R. Cunningham [SMTP:jrccea@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 11:29 AM
> To:   MKIRKALDY@aol.com
> Cc:   dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject:      Re: Bolivian dinosaur eggs
> 
> 
> 
> MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:
> 
> > Reuters is reporting the find of two (possibly) dinosaur eggs in
> southern
> > Bolivia, which date from about 68 million years ago.
> >
> > ``They were found in green limestone and there may be more in other
> > layers,'' according to Swiss paleontologist Christian Mayer.
> >
> > " 'Of the eggs we found, one measures 25 cm (10 inches) and the
> other,
> > from a flying reptile, is big and measures 40 cm (16 inches)' Mayer
> said."
> 
> This would equate to an average 5" dia. for the pterosaur egg.  Qn is
> the biggest
> pterosaur I know of, with a shoulder to hip length of about 37" and a
> shoulder
> width about 22".  Relatively speaking, this sounds like an awfully big
> egg to
> me.  I'd love to find out more.  If anyone has additional info, please
> let me
> know (thanks).
> 
> > "The fossil field, peppered with tracks from dozens of species,
> could be
> > one of the largest in the world, Mayer said.  Some of the tracks
> indicate
> > beasts measuring up to 1,100 feet (350 meters) long, the longest yet
> > known, he said."
> 
> Surely they meant the longest trackway yet known (what is the length
> of the
> current record holder in trackway lengths?).It sounds to me like a
> reporter
> reprocessed this info after getting it from Mayer.