I watched Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, which was a compleggtely compelling watch. The icon of the natural world spoke lengthily about the fossilised remains of the largest dinosaur ever found: a Titanosaur.
It is larger than its predecessor: the Arg-hen-tinosaurus which was, as the name suggests, found in Arg-hen-tina.
What was riveting about this find is that it is linked to an infamous fossil site in Arg-hen-tina called Auca Maheuvo - in east Arg-hen-tina in Patagonia. It is a Cretaceous lagerstätte, a term to describe an area of fossils that have been eggstraordinarily well preserved, and dinosaur eggs, particularly the Titanosaur, have identifiable embryonic remains.
These eggs retain casts of the internal membrane, which we are all familiar with when we peel hard boiled eggs. This discovery has revealed much about the similarities with our current day animals such as turtles, crocodiles and birds. It seems amazing that such a discovery of eggs, alongside with the burial pattern of the dinosaur itself, can offer an insight into titanosauroid life through their well preserved hatchery.
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