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Massospondylus embryos discovered



Summary: Old Dinosaur Embryos Discovered

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2005; 2:15 PM

-- OLD, BUT NEW, FIND: Scientists have uncovered
dinosaur embryos _ the oldest ever found _ dating to
the beginning of the Jurassic age 190 million years
ago.

SKELETON SCIENCE: The discovery is helping scientists
understand the growth and development pattern, from
four-legged embryo to two-legged adult, of the
long-necked, plant-eating giant called Massospondylus
carinatus.

  
LONG-AWAITED RESULT: The dinosaur eggs, found in South
Africa in 1978, weren't studied until three years ago,
and the results of the research appear in the new
issue of the journal Science.