Record-Size Dinosaur Footprint Found

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In the Dampier Peninsula in northwestern Australia, the world’s biggest footprint measuring 1.75 meters or 5 feet 9 inches, has been discovered. Previously the record had been a 1.15 meters or 3 feet 9 inches. The previous record footprint was found last July in Bolivia and was thought to belong to a carnivorous dinosaur. The new record holding footprint belonged to a sauropod, which is a long-necked herbivore. The area where this footprint was found has been nicknamed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” Over twenty-one different dinosaur tracks, as well as rocks that date back up to 140 million years ago, have been found throughout the peninsula. This area has ideal conditions for the creation and preservation of the footprints. “This is the most diverse dinosaur track fauna ever recorded. If we went back in time 130 million years ago, we would’ve seen all these different dinosaurs walking over this coastline. It must’ve been quite a site,” said Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study and University of Queensland professor. This discovery certainly is very impressive.

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