Recently forty dinosaur footprints were discovered along the banks of a dried river bed. The prints date back to 110 million years, somewhere around
the Cretaceous period. The prints, found by a local resident, belonged to three, undetermined, prehistoric species that came to drink along the
river bed that used to be a swampy area near the sea. The prints measure 60 cm (24 in) across. In 2006, 30 other prints were discovered in a nearby
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican man has discovered dozens of dinosaur footprints dating back up to 110 million years along the banks of a dried
river, scientists said on Tuesday.
Biologist Oscar Polaco said the footprints, found by a local resident in a desert region in central Mexico, belonged to three prehistoric species that
came to drink water in the area, once a swampy zone close to the sea.
Polaco said more studies needed to be done to determine what species of dinosaur the fossilized prints, each one up to 60 cm (24 inches) across,
"At the moment we can confirm these are footprints that belong to dinosaurs that lived during the early Cretaceous (period)," the scientist said.
The early Cretaceous period began about 144 million years ago and followed on from the late Jurassic period. The Cretaceous period is considered the
last period before dinosaurs disappeared from earth about 65 million years ago.
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I am truly amazed at the vast size of our world and what still waits to be discovered on this planet. A majority of our land has gone unexplored. I
wonder what still remains to be uncovered. Our knowledge is limited to only what we have found, think of the possibilities that still await.
Beautiful animals...never quite heard anyone describe them as that before. Towering Giants maybe. I just thought the article was interesting,
that's all. It just goes to show you, you never know what's out there. It could even be in your own back yard.
I've always wanted to know how the theropods, especially dromaeosaurs, looked when they were alive. I wonder if they had feathers and frills and neat
patterns for camouflage or mating. Maybe the more intelligent ones even did mating dances. Birds must have gotten it from somewhere.
I think it would be fun to see a dancing dinosaur.
With all of the bad news and stupid news being made in the world; I am glad to see some news like this once in a while. Thanks for posting.
It really is amazing to see a dinosaur track in person and realize how many millions of years ago it was made. There are some near where I live in
Texas; and it never ceases to amaze me when I walk down there and look at them.
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