Were dinosaurs wiped out in a mass extinction event, or are they still with us today, flying through the skies as birds? A 66-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur egg that was recently found appears to support the latter, scientists say.
- The perfectly preserved egg, which was discovered in China, contains a 6-inch dino embryo, which looks nearly identical to a modern bird at the same stage, says paleontologist Fion Waisum Ma. He notes the embryo's head is especially similar to that of an unhatched bird, complete with a beak.
- However, the similarities likely ended once the egg hatched, researchers say. The baby dinosaur would have been about 10 inches long when it hatched, eventually growing to 6 feet long as an adult.
- What do you think happened to the dinosaurs?
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