According to media reports, dinosaur eggs were found during the deepening work of Venkatan pond in Kunnam village in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu. Also, in the village of Kunnam, it was reported that there was a petrified stone tree buried in the middle of the Anaivari stream.
Locals say 25 egg-shaped balls found in the Perambalur Kunnam area may have been dinosaur eggs. Following this, the discovery of hundreds of dinosaur eggs has caused a great stir on social media. However, geologists say they are not dinosaur eggs.
A team of geologists and archaeologists who visited the area are called them as ammonite fossils. “Marine species must have been in the process of synchronization for centuries. It is mistaken as a dinosaur egg. In present-day central Tamil Nadu, Ariyalur and Perambalur were once seas,” said Ramesh Karuppaiya, who led the group, according to The Times of India.
Nirmal Raja, a geologist who explored the photos of the viral images, posted on his Facebook page, “This is not a dinosaur egg.”
In his account, he said, “The fossils in the Kunnam area formed about nine to ten billion years ago during the Turonian-Cenomanian-Cretaceous period when the depth of the ocean was about a hundred meters. Archaeological remains of ammonites and oysters have been found there, and dinosaur eggs have not been found anywhere after many years of research. I have been there many times and never even once. They are all concretions, fossils that form a small fossil, or mineral precipitate around a small object, which forms a small layer of oval shape. These are not eggs. There are dinosaur eggs in Ariyalur, a wonderful place but the news is false.”
Speaking to Nirmal Raja on behalf of YouTurn, he said, “Eggs are not available in the fossils formed in the sea area. Dinosaurs are terrestrial creatures that lay their eggs on the ground. The only egg found in the quarry of the Ariyalur TANCEM Cement Plant was thus found among the oyster fossils in the sea. Research shows that the egg may have been washed into a river and taken to sea. No dinosaur ever lived in the ocean. The only spinosaur that can live in water and on land is the Semi Aquatic. Ammonite fossils found at Perambalur. Ammonite fossils have been found there for the past 10 years. The ammonite fossils found in the Kunnam area are being misrepresented as dinosaur egg fossils. ”
Ammonites are large and diverse marine species that lived during the Devonian period (about 416 million years ago). According to NationalGeographic.com, the ammonites were hunted at sea. They were once one of the most successful and diverse animals on earth. The tents were squid-like from their distinctive multicolored shells.