Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs Discovered at Chinese Construction Site

PHOTO: Fossilized dinosaur eggs were discovered during roadwork in Heyuan City, China on April 19, 2015.Imaginechina/AP Photo
Fossilized dinosaur eggs were discovered during roadwork in Heyuan City, China on April 19, 2015.

Construction workers in southern China discovered 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs while working on a road upgrade project, according to state media.

The fossils were discovered in early April in China's Guangdong province. Of the eggs, 19 were still intact, the People's Daily reported.

"These eggs are large in size, and one even has a diameter of 13 centimeters [more than five inches]," Du Yanli, curator of the city's dinosaur museum, told the People's Daily.

It was unknown what type of dinosaur the eggs may belong to, however, they have been sent to the museum for further research.

Known as the "Home of Dinosaurs," the city of Heyuan in Guangdong province holds the record for the largest collection of dinosaur egg fossils in the world, with 10,008, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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