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Monday, August 1, 2016

Scientists claim to have found the largest dinosaur footprints in Bolivia

A tourist guide in Bolivia found footprints that claimed belong to dinosaurs. The footprints have a size of 1.2 meters and a 80 million year-old relic.

The footprints belonged to a giant prehistoric animals were thought to belong to abelisaurus. The size of the current findings is one of the largest of the prior findings.
Paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia (R) measures a footprint measuring over a meter made by a meat-eating predator some 80 million years ago, one of the largest of its kind ever found, in Kinsa Saruska, Bolivia. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cioDq)
As reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, the discovery of dinosaur footprints are located around 64 kilometers outside the capital city of Bolivia, Sucre, in early July.

An Argentine paleontologists, Sebastian Apesteguia, who studied the findings said the footprints were thought to belong abelisaurus (two-legged dinosaur that exploring South America).
Fact and picture of Abelisaurus. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cioWR)
"The footprints were bigger than we've ever found in the region. It is a record related to the discovery of carnivorous dinosaurs in the late Cretaceous period in South America," said Apesteguia.

For info, Abelisaurus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 85 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered by Roberto Abel in Argentina and was later named in 1985 by Argentine paleontologists Fernando Novas and Jose Bonaparte. The name of this dinosaur means “Abel’s Lizard”, a tribute to Roberto Abel.

The discovery was not the first time in the region, given the soft clay around Sucre known as dinosaur's footprints. Some previous abelisaurus skeleton has also been found in the area.

Abelisaurus is a group of meat-eating dinosaurs. They have the characteristic of hand rather short, long and narrow head and did not have horns, also the hind legs longer and slimmer. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE GUARDIAN]
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