The mystery of the 'dragon fetus' in China has been solved

In the early 1990s, scientists found in Henan Province (China) a hard-shelled dinosaur egg nest, above which had an unknown species of fossil embryo.

According to RT, these eggs and embryos were once mixed in ancient stones smuggled, but were eventually returned to the government. The egg nest with the fetus, dubbed "the fetus of dragons" , became famous all over the world after appearing on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1996.

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A fossil dinosaur egg.

This giant egg is one of the largest egg fossils ever discovered, 45cm across, weighing 5kg.

However, since that time, the research group of the three countries of China, Canada, and Slovakia has not yet determined what kind of parent of this dinosaur fetus is due to not finding any adult animal bone nearby.

Until recently, in the publication of Nature Communications on 9/5, the new scientific community concluded that the true species of "fetus dragon" is a giant dinosaur, can weigh up to 3 tons and long 8 meters.

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Simulation image of Beibeilong sinensis as an adult.

Through fragments of broken eggs and bones of another fetus that died during spawning, the "dragon fetus" was determined to belong to the oviraptorosaurs group (lizards that steal eggs), called Beibeilong sinensis, once lived on. Earth nearly 90 million years ago.

Although Beibeilong has feathers, wings and mines, archaeologists believe that the animal cannot fly because of its large size and its "heavy" weight.