In Baag district of Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, a group of researchers have found two new nesting sites of dinosaur. The sites are reportedly at a distance of about 8 kms from each other.
There could be nearly 15 fossilised dinousaur eggs in each of these places. Although the research is not complete yet, they have determined the exact number of such fossils.
“A detailed study at these places could also provide information about the method of laying of eggs by dinosaurs. This could also throw light on whether the dinosaurs used the same place again and again to lay eggs,” said Verma.
During the last one decade of research, Verma’s team had found two nesting sites of dinosaurs. With the new discovery, the number of such rare sites of dinosaur fossils in the district has now gone up to four.
In 2007, the Mangal Panchayatan Parishad had drawn worldwide attention when it discovered about 25 nests of dinosaurs, with a large number of fossilised eggs belonging to Jurassic period.
The state government is already working to develop the 108 hectares area in Dhar district where crores of years ago the dinosaurs made nests, as National Dinosaur Fossil Park.Verma said the fossilised eggs of dinosaurs found so far in Dhar district belong to the ‘Sauropod family’ of this extinct animal.
“According to our study, the dinosaurs used to come from far off places to lay eggs in sandy areas here. These dinosaurs were around 20 to 30 feet tall,” he added.