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microrobert
08-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Dinosaur Eggs Found In Portugal Linked To Rare Jurassic-Era Torvosaurus Nest

Huge meat-eating dinosaurs that stalked a vast floodplain some 150 million years ago in what is now Portugal left behind traces of their progeny: eggshells.

Some of the eggshells, which belonged to two Jurassic-Era theropods, or a group of carnivorous dinosaurs (http://www.livescience.com/3945-history-dinosaurs.html), once harbored embryos of Torvosaurus, the largest predator of its day.

"It was the equivalent of the T. rex (http://www.livescience.com/23868-tyrannosaurus-rex-facts.html) in the Cretaceous," said study co-author Vasco Ribeiro, a paleontologist at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal.

Dinosaur Eggs Found In Portugal Linked To Rare Jurassic-Era Torvosaurus Nest (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/dinosaur-eggs-portugal-jurassic-era-torvosaurus-nest_n_3706746.html)