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Scientists Are Really Excited About This Discovery Of Pterosaur Eggs

The discovery could help paleontologists understand how pterosaurs reproduced and nested.
Posted at 7:40 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 19:40:07-05

More than 215 well-preserved pterosaur eggs were just discovered in China, and it's getting a lot of paleontologists really hyped up.

This is because pterosaur eggs are incredibly rare, and according to the BBC, not much is known yet about how the creatures reproduced or nested.

Sixteen of the eggs found contain embryonic remains, which could help experts understand how pterosaurs developed inside the egg.

For the discoverers, the eggs suggest that young pterosaurs were incapable of flight. The mass of eggs, which were found in one location, also seems to show the creatures may have nested in colonies.