Rare Scottish dinosaur prints give key insight into era lost in time

    A dozen rare dinosaur footprints made some 170 million years ago  have  been found on the Scottish island of Sky.       

    Dr Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences, who led the field team, said: "The more we look on the Isle of Skye, the more dinosaur footprints we find. This new site records two different types of dinosaurs — long-necked cousins of Brontosaurus and sharp-toothed cousins of T. rex — hanging around a shallow lagoon, back when Scotland was much warmer and dinosaurs were beginning their march to global dominance." 

The discovery is extremely important, because it is one of the rare evidence materials of this period, of which only a few were found.

 

 

Story source: Materials provided by University of EdinburghNote: Content may be edited for style and length.

 

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