Eggs for sale

2019-02-27 06:13:06

PALAEONTOLOGISTS who had hoped to raise more than $100 000 for their research into dinosaur reproduction by auctioning fossils have been forced back to the drawing board. Last weekend at the Phillips auction house in New York, an unusual lot of two dinosaur eggs failed to reach its reserve price. Terry Manning, a fossil dealer based in Leicester, is skilled at opening dinosaur eggs and revealing details of the fossilised embryos inside. But Manning and his colleagues Ken Joysey, former director of the University of Cambridge’s Zoology Museum, and Arthur Cruikshank of the Leicestershire Museums, have struggled to win funds for their research. For now, however,