Fossil found of 'football size', the second largest egg being called

A mysterious football-shaped fossil was discovered in Antarctica in 2011 by a group of Chilean scientists and named it 'The Thing'. This fossil was kept in the Museum of Chile. The mysterious fossil has now been identified and found to be a soft-shell egg dating back 68 million years. It is the second largest egg in the world. It is likely that it is a type of extinct sea snake or lizard egg.

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Scientists tried to solve this mystery for many years. In 2018, a paleontologist suggested that it may be an egg, but a scan revealed that there were no skeletons inside the egg. He then suspected it to be a link with Mossaur. Mossaurs were giant lizards living in the Antarctic sea 66 million years ago. Monasour became extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs were extinct.

Alexander Vargas of the Biology Department of the University of Chile states, “Taking the hypothesis that it was a mosaosaur, you can study the relationship that exists between the current lizards and the size of their eggs and the size of their adult body Taking that kind of different data, like egg size vs adult, you make an equation and guess what the size of the giant lizard that this egg is. These estimates say that It was an animal that was at least seven meters to 17 meters tall (23 to 56 feet) tall. Therefore, it could actually be a giant. ”

The discovery of eggs challenges the notion that sea reptiles such as mossosaurs did not lay eggs and gave birth to a child.