World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

A team of paleontologists from the University of Queensland has announced the discovery of the world’s largest dinosaur footprint in Western Australia.

The massive footprint, measuring 5 feet and 7 inches in length, was discovered along a Walmadany beach in Australia’s Kimberley region. Paleontologists believe that it was left by a long-necked sauropod.

In comparison, a dinosaur footprint measuring 42 inches in length was unearthed in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert in 2016. At the time, it was considered to be the biggest of its kind. However, the newly found footprint in “Australia’s Jurassic Park” broke that record.

Study lead author Dr. Steve Salisbury said, “This area preserves one of the most diverse dinosaur track faunas anywhere in the world. Nowhere else has this many of dinosaurs represented by tracks than Walmadany does.”

The researchers estimated that the massive footprint belongs to a huge dinosaur that roamed in the area more than 100 million years ago.

Dr. Salisbury’s team has plans to continue to survey the rocky terrain as many researchers believe that there is likely a great wealth of treasures yet to be uncovered in the area.


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