The headline says: “Giant, clawed dinosaurs left their footprints in an ancient lagoon.” Bit of a terrifying image, that.
Researchers in Scotland have found an extremely rare set of intact dinosaur footprints believed to belong to the largest animal to ever roam planet Earth.
Found in a muddy lagoon on the Isle of Skye, the footprints belonged to an early sauropod, a type of dinosaur that grew to be at least 49 feet long and weighed up to 10 tons.
The 170-million-year-old fossils are also believed to be the oldest dinosaur fossils ever found in Scotland.
“It captures a moment in time 170 million years ago when they were just hanging out in a lagoon, living on the beach,” says Edinburgh University researcher Steve Brusatte, “back when Scotland was much warmer and dinosaurs were beginning their march to global dominance.”
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