On the coast of Australia, discovered large concentrations of dinosaur footprints
Researchers of the ancient world are constantly in search of traces of extinct species, to learn more about the history of our planet, the development and evolution of animal and plant species. And, of course, the further into the story we're trying to look, the more difficult it is to do, because time does not spare anything. But recently, the press service of the University of Queensland, in Australia, said that on the west coast of the country have discovered the largest accumulation of dinosaur tracks ever recorded.
According to the researchers, the find has traces of 21 ancient dinosaurs. Queensland scientists also say that the traces were found on the rocks on the Dampier Peninsula, and the age of the fossils from 127 million to 140 million years. This diversity of traces of ancient animals found in the same area for the first time. In addition, experts statement is the first discovered in the area of Australia where there are traces of life of the Cretaceous period.
Photos from the Australian excavations
Scientists have conducted a census of all the detected traces, spending is 5 years and more than 400 hours to document them. A total of 48 points with the prints of dinosaurs leg was found. As explained co-author Steven Solseri,
"We found 5 types of carnivorous theropod tracks, 6 types of herbivorous sauropod footprints, traces of 4 types of two-legged dinosaurs ornithischian and 6 types ankylosaur tracks. Also, we were able to find 1, 7-foot footprints of herbivorous sauropod - one of the largest in the world at the moment. "