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Taming the T-rex …And other dinosaurs. CHALLENGING EARTH HISTORY: Part V The Nests Elaine Kennedy, Ph.D. Geoscience Research Institute http://www.grisda.org. Problematic Issues I: Dinosaur Eggs. Are the dinosaur egg sites really nests?

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Taming the t rex and other dinosaurs

Taming the T-rex…And other dinosaurs

CHALLENGING EARTH HISTORY: Part V

The Nests

Elaine Kennedy, Ph.D.

Geoscience Research Institute

http://www.grisda.org


Problematic issues i dinosaur eggs
Problematic Issues I:Dinosaur Eggs

  • Are the dinosaur egg sites really nests?

  • Are there multiple levels of dinosaur nests and eggs?

  • Are these sites pre-Flood, Flood or post-Flood deposits?


Data oviraptor eggs mongolia
Data: Oviraptor EggsMongolia

Possible Overbank Deposition

Some Nests Promising


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Data: Maiasaur Eggs “Nest in Camp” Montana

Eggs & fragments indicate transport

Sediments indicate no nest here


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Data: Troodon? Eggs Egg Mountain

Two layers found here

Limited documentation


Possible nest
Possible Nest

Six eggs encased in plaster

Note: “Rim”

Carbonate rock


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Data: Eggs in Patagonia

Multiple levels of eggs

Fragment orientations & distributions

Cross-bedded sandstones


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Data: Sauropod Eggs Lerida Egg Site

Sediments indicate transported eggs


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Data: Dinosaur Eggs Aix en Provance

Crushed eggs with internal shell fragments

Photographed by Elaine Kennedy near Mont Sainte Victoire, France


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Data: Dinosaur Eggs South Korea

Sediments suggest transported eggs

Multiple levels


Part v summary
Part V: Summary

In the literature, authors cite single and multiple eggs as “nests.” Regions estimated to have hundreds of eggs are considered nesting grounds. Little work has assessed the nature of the sediments in which the eggs were deposited. Consequently, there is little, if any, evidence for dinosaur nesting behavior.


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