Birdlike Dinosaur discovered in Patagonia: Dinosaur to lay eggs when death struck

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Two dinosaur eggs alongside the skeletal remains of a birdlike dinosaur suggest this female died just before laying her eggs some 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period in Patagonia, according to researchers.

Birdlike Dinosaur in Patagonia

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Alvarezsaurid, birdlike dinosaur, is a group of theropod dinosaurs believed to be the line that eventually led to modern-day birds. Even though they were flightless, the dinosaurs also show highly birdlike skeletons.

The researchers found the dinosaur eggs less than 7.9 inches (20 centimeters) from the partial skeleton of mama dinosaur.

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