An « exquisitely preserved » embryo has been found inside a fossilised dinosaur egg.
The discovery, dubbed « Baby Yingliang », is believed to be between 66 and 72 million years old, and was found in the Late Cretaceous rocks of Ganzhou, China.
Professor Steve Brusatte, part of the research team, said: « This dinosaur embryo inside its egg is one of the most beautiful fossils I have ever seen. » The embryo is believed to be a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur – a group of feathered theropods, closely related to modern-day birds.
Source : Skynews