January 7, 2017

Fossil of newborn Protoceratops andrewsi (Photo courtesy Gregory Erickson, FSU)

An article published in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” describes a research on the incubation time of dinosaurs eggs. A team of researchers led by Gregory Erickson of Florida State University analyzed rare fossils of embryos of two species of dinosaurs and concluded that the eggs of these ancient animals hatched after a period of three and six months, depending on the species.