The world's largest dinosaur footprint was discovered in the North-West of Australia, it is almost 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), says the study's lead author. Trail belongs to the sauropod, the most gigantic dinosaur with a long neck.
Another footprint was found in July last year. The trail of a carnivorous dinosaur 1.15 meters long, found in Bolivia, was the largest ever found by archaeologists. "Giant footprints, no doubt, is impressive," said Steve Salisbury (Steve Salisbury), the study's lead author and Professor at the University of Queensland. "Nothing compares to this size."
But the trail was only one of a series of amazing discoveries in the area of Salisbury, called "the Australian Jurassic Park". 21 dinosaur footprint was discovered on the Dampier Peninsula in an unprecedented "discovery," reads the press release of the University of Queensland, the age of the rocks is 140 million years old.
Salisbury said that the conditions on the Dampier Peninsula are ideal for creating tracks, and to save them, so the find was so exciting. His team spent more than 5 years of experience in the area.
"It's the most diverse fauna of dinosaurs ever found," said Salisbury. "If we went back to 130 million years ago, we would see how all those different dinosaurs walked this coastline. Should be, it was a pretty large portion". They also found the first confirmed evidence of the existence of stegosaurs in Australia.
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