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Eggs discovered inside dinosaur
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Eggs discovered inside dinosaur

By The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times

This image shows the right lateral view of the female
oviraptorosaurian. One of the eggs found inside the
dinosaur is visible at lower right.
(You can actually see two eggs.....)

WASHINGTON The rare discovery of eggs inside a dinosaur has given scientists new clues about the reproductive biology of the creatures and more support for the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

The pair of eggs are the first of their kind found inside a dinosaur, said researchers who reported the discovery in today's issue of the journal Science.

Scientists found that the dinosaur produced eggs in some ways like a crocodile and in other ways like a bird. Crocodiles have two ovaries enabling them to lay a clutch of eggs. Birds have a single ovary and can lay only one egg at a time.

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