Revealed: Two New Nesting Sites of Dinosaurs in Madhya Pradesh

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Two new Dinosaur nesting sites have been found in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. Study reveals that dinosaurs from far across came here to lay eggs. Here’s more.

Dinosaurs might be extinct, but they generate a lot of curiosity even today. And researchers have yet again found information that reveals more about them.

Researchers in Madhya Pradesh have found two new nesting sites of dinosaurs in Dhar district.


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The group of researchers have found these nesting sites about 125 kms from Indore. Vishal Verma, head of Mangal Panchayatan Parishad and geologist, told that these nests formed by the dinosaurs were buried under rocks during the geographical turbulence that happened about 6.5 crore years ago.

The two sites which have been identified in Baag area of the district are at a distance of eight kms from one another.

There is a possibility of finding at least 15 fossils of dinosaur eggs at these places. Further research and detailed study will also enable researchers to find out the method by with dinosaurs used to lay eggs.



The research can also reveal whether dinosaurs used the same place again and again to lay eggs.

Back in 2007, Mangal Panchayatan Parishad had also discovered 25 nests of dinosaurs from the Jurassic period. Government is already working to convert the 108 hectares area as ‘National Dinosaur Fossil Park’.

The researchers revealed that the eggs found in this area belong to “Saurooped family” of the animal.  During the last decade, Verma and his research team have found two nesting sites. The latest discovery has increased the number of such rare sites to four.

Fascinated about dinosaurs? Here’s an interesting read on them.

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