Off the coast of Australia is a remote coastline called “Australia’s Jurassic Park” — and rightfully so.
Scientists have just discovered the world’s largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 meters or 5 feet and 5 inches!
— Steve Salisbury (@implexidens) March 27, 2017
According to Fox News, the footprint was found among 21 different types of dinosaur tracks. It’s already larger than the footprint discovered in the Gobi desert by Japanese and Mongolian researchers, at 1 meter long or 3 feet and 2 inches.
The remains were found in rocks up to 140 million years old in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
According to Steve Salisbury, who was the lead author of a paper that showcased the findings in Memoir of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology:
It is extremely significant, forming the primary record of non-avian dinosaurs in the western half of the continent and providing the only glimpse of Australia’s dinosaur fauna during the first half of the Early Cretaceous Period.
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Photo from Steve Salisbury Twitter (@implexidens)