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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Scientists found the traces of rare dinosaur

A team of German scientists discovered an unusual footprints of dinosaurs weighing 30 tons were estimated age of 145 million years at an abandoned quarry in central German region of Lower Saxony.
Scientists say that the these footprints could have been made something between 135 and 145 million years ago by a sauropod. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1EJPF36)
"Very unusual length of the trail and are in very good condition," said excavation leader Benjamin Englich told Reuters at the excavation site refers to the 90 footprints with a length of 50 meters and the center of 1.2 meters unbroken line.
False color photo of megalosauripus footprints. Color scale shows how deep the footprint goes down. The footprint is left by the small dinosaur. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LSLnWH)
Englich and his team found the trail in the central part of Germany while doing excavations in the area of ​​the former mine in the city Rehburg-Loccum near Hanover on Wednesday.
Some sauropods: (from left to right) Camarasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan, and Euhelopus. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KVq2x8)
He said the footprints track similar the elephant trails was estimated sauropods trace (the dinosaurs weight class with the long of neck and tail) from 135 to 145 million years ago.

"We do not have this big dinosaur frame intact from that period," said Englich.

"That is, this species has not been seen before it," he added.

He said traces of prehistoric was not only large, but also has an unusual depth. The trail deep as 40 centimeters on the ground, suggesting that the former creature weighing up to 30 tons.
Experts hope the trail could help shed light on conditions in the Cretaceous period, the mysterious era which ended 65 million years ago with the mass extinction of dinosaurs. The biggest dinosaur prints ever found, measuring up to two metres in diamater, were discovered by amateur diggers in the French Jura region in 2009. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | REUTERS]
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