Meet "Mimi!" It is the eastern United States' best-preserved theropod dinosaur egg and embryo. Discovered in Alabama and now part of the Auburn University collection (AUMP 1235), this Late Cretaceous embryonic dinosaur is likely a new kind of dinosaur.
The egg is over 2" wide and nearly 3" tall and is printed from 3D files created in a synchrotron, a powerful X-ray machine.
The crate also includes a hand claw cast of an Ornithomimus, a close cousin of the, likely new, dinosaur that is in the Mimi egg.
Also in the crate is the cast of a spectacular Late Cretaceous egg! Approximately 8" long, this elongated egg is unhatched and likely belonged to a kind of oviraptorid dinosaur. This egg is a cast from one excavated in Mongolia.
The claw is a cast of Anzu, the largest North American oviraptorsaurid dinosaur. Though we haven't, yet, found its eggs we know its closest cousins, the Mongolian oviraptorsaurids, brooded on their nests like birds today. Using a principle called phylogenetic bracketing we can confidently conclude Anzu did the same. This hand claw would have been covered in a long fingernail. What it did with its claw is unknown as Anzu lacked teeth but had powerful hands and sharp claws.
The Ultimate Egg Crate includes:
- Theropod egg cast
- Ornithomimus hand claw cast
- Oviraptorid egg cast
- Anzu hand claw cast
- Exclusive paleoart perfect for framing and display
- Up-to-date, fascinating facts on these magnificent creatures from actual dinosaur paleontologists
- Certificates of Authenticity
- Fossil Crates Membership Certificate
- Free Shipping on Standard and Wooden Crates
- Unique unboxing experience
Each hand-painted cast was made in the U.S. from molds from the original fossils.
Choose to have your specimens shipped in the Standard or Wooden Crate!