You are buying 1 piece of authentic Saltasaurus dinosaur eggshell similar in size and condition to the one pictured here. Imagine the awe of holding and owning a piece of an actual dinosaur egg.
Every fossil is one of a kind, unique. Your authentic fossil will be similar the one shown in the photos. They vary in size from 1 to 1.5-inch maximum diagonal measure. If you are not completely satisfied with your specimen you can return it for a full refund minus the shipping charges.
Your authentic fossil specimen comes in a 3.5 x 2.5-inch acrylic display case. We guarantee your piece will be very similar to the photos shown, each and about a quarter inch thick. The curve of the shell is easy to see, as is the structure of the eggshell. These dinosaur eggshells come from South America and probably are from a medium size titanosaur sauropod that lived during the late Cretaceous, about 70 million years ago. Whole eggs are very rare and about 4-5 inches in diameter.
As titanosaurs go, the South American Saltasaurus was the runt of the litter--this dinosaur only weighed about 10 tons, compared to 50 or 100 tons for more famous sauropod cousins like Diplodocus or Argentinosaurus. (The titanosaurs were offshoots of the classic sauropods of the late Jurassic period and are technically included under the sauropod umbrella.) This weight difference can be explained by Saltasaurus' relatively streamlined build compared to its huge, squat cousins.
However, what really set Saltasaurus apart from the pack was the bony armor lining its back--an adaptation that caused paleontologists to initially mistake this dinosaur's remains for those of Ankylosaurus. Clearly, this slim herbivore attracted the notice of the numerous tyrannosaurs and raptors of the late Cretaceous period, and its back plates evolved as a much-needed form of defense.
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