This specimen is a replica cast of the egg of an Oviraptor Philoceratops. The oviraptor Philoceratops was a bird-like dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period around 75 million years ago. It is thought that these dinosaurs brooded their eggs on the nest to hatch them, similar to the way many bird species do today.
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