Element geochemical characteristics of the Cretaceous dinosaur eggshell fossils and their implications for palaeoenvironment

Weidong Yang*, Mingqing Wu, Nansheng Chen, Junya Nan, Hongjun Tian, Aro Arakel

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    Abstract

    Dinosaur eggshells from the Cretaceous red beds of southern China were selected for element geochemical study. The concentrations of the major elements indicates that the eggshells did not change much in their chemical composition after they were formed. Variations in the contents of trace elements and REEs imply that a palaeoclimatic anomaly might occur during Late Cretaceous.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalChinese Journal of Geochemistry
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • Dinosaur eggshell
    • Elemental geochemistry
    • Palaeoclimatic anomaly

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