World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprint Found!

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World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprint Found!

By: Jack Franklin

 

A team of paleontologists from the University of Queensland has found some of the world’s largest dinosaur footprints. The largest of the prints measures 1.7 meters long (5’ 9”).  This particular print was made a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore. This track is one of 21 tracks found in a 16-mile stretch of the Dampier Peninsula in north-Western Australia. According to the scientists, the tracks that have been found in the area are around 90 to 125 million years old.

The aboriginal people of the peninsula, the Goolarabooloo people, alerted the paleontologists of the footprints last year. Since the tracks have been found, the Goolarabooloo have been able to declare their land as a potential hub for more fossil finds. This means that a planned gas processing plant on the peninsula will be scrapped.

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