They discover a huge dinosaur footprint

Two naturalists, discovered in the south of France what appears to be so far, the largest dinosaur footprints in the world. The footprints belong to a herbivore 25 meters long and weighing more than 30 tons.

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According to researchers from the paleontology laboratory of the University of Lyon, in France, the footprints “are very large, being able to reach between 1.20 and 1.50 meters in total diameter.”

The footprints were preserved thanks to a 150 million-year-old calcareous layer, “period during which the area was covered by a warm and shallow sea”. This shows that the sauropods walked through this territory during a phase of emergence of the region, during the drop in sea level.

These dinosaur remains would be the largest known so far. Furthermore, the tracks formed by these footprints extend for hundreds of meters.

The CNRS added that this Plagne archaeological site is one of the largest known in the world.

Source: EFE Agency