Sunday, October 9, 2016

Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Gobi

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By A Odontuya, Asia News Network, Friday, 7 October 2016


One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Dessert.
PHOTO: One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Dessert. The giant print, which measures 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres wide. The footprint is believed to have belonged to Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur, and could have been more than 30 metres long and 20 metres tall, according to researchers.
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ULAANBAATAR - A joint Mongolian-Japanese expedition found the giant dinousaur fooprint in Mongolian Gobi.

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Dessert, researchers said on Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

A joint Mongolian-Japanese expedition found the giant print, which measures 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres wide.

One of several footprints discovered in the vast Mongolian desert, the huge fossil was discovered last month in a geologic layer formed between 70 million and 90 million years ago, researchers said.



The footprint is as big as a fully grown person, measuring 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres (30 inches) wide.
PHOTO: The footprint is as big as a fully grown person, measuring 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres (30 inches) wide. The huge fossil was discovered last month in a geologic layer formed between 70 million and 90 million years ago, researchers said. It belongs to the Titanosaur, a dinosaur who, as its name suggests, was pretty big.
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It was naturally cast, as sand flowed into dents that had been left by the creature stomping on the once muddy ground.

The footprint is believed to have belonged to Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur, and could have been more than 30 metres long and 20 metres tall, according to researchers.



The footprint is believed to have belonged to Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur, and could have been more than 30 metres long and 20 metres tall, according to researchers.
PHOTO: The footprint is believed to have belonged to Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur, and could have been more than 30 metres long and 20 metres tall, according to researchers. Titanosaurs roamed the Earth about 70 to 90 million years ago. Herbivores with long necks, when they were fully grown, they could weigh up to 90 tons and stand over 60 feet tall.
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"This is a very rare discovery as it's a well-preserved fossil footprint that is more than a metre long with imprints of its claws," said a statement issued by Okayama University of Science.

The Japanese university has been involved in the study with the Mongolian Academy of Science.



Footprints believed to have belonged to the massive titanosaur found in Gobi desert.
PHOTO: Footprints believed to have belonged to the massive titanosaur found in Gobi desert.
"This is a very rare discovery as it's a well-preserved fossil footprint that is more than a meter long with imprints of its claws," said a statement issued by Okayama University of Science.
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By A Odontuya, Asia News Network, Friday, 7 October 2016



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