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Hypselosaurus Titanosaur Dinosaur Egg Shell Fossil 2 - France

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Hypselosaurus Titanosaur Dinosaur Egg Shell Fossil 2 - France

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Hypselosaurus priscus 
Aix Basin, Provence, France

70 Million Years Old
Maastrichtian Stage - Cretaceous Period

Size Range : 8-16 mm
1 inch = 2.54 cm = 25.4 mm

You will receive the dinosaur egg shell specimens shown in the case. The Hypselosaurus egg shell fossils are sold in pairs and sizes range from 8 to 16mm. The specimen will come in the 3.25 x 4.25 inch display case with label as shown.

The group photo is a sample of the variety of specimens and sizes.



Hypselosaurus (meaning 'highest lizard') was a dubious titanosaurian sauropod that lived in southern France during the Late Cretaceous, approximately 70 million years ago in the early Maastrichtian. Hypselosaurus was first described in 1846, but was not formally named until 1869, when Phillip Matheron named it under the binomial Hypselosaurus priscus. The holotype specimen includes a partial hindlimb and a pair of caudal vertebrae, and two eggshell fragments were found alongside these bones. Because of the proximity of these eggshells to the fossil remains, many later authors, including Matheron and Paul Gervais, have assigned several eggs from the same region of France all to Hypselosaurus, although the variation and differences between these eggs suggest that they do not all belong to the same taxon. Hypselosaurus has been found in the same formation as the dromaeosaurids Variraptor and Pyroraptor, the ornithopod Rhabdodon, and the ankylosaurian Rhodanosaurus, as well as indeterminate bones from other groups.