Dinosaur tracks of varying footprint sizes discovered in China

According to researchers from China, South Korea and the US, the tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in 2015.

Published: 11th March 2017 03:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 03:49 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

BEIJING: Dinosaur tracks with various footprint sizes ranging from 21 to 43 centimetres have been found in northeast China's Jilin Province, scientists have announced.

According to researchers from China, South Korea and the US, the tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in 2015. "The tracks include footprints of hadrosaurs that are 55 centimetres long. The trackmaker's body could have reached seven meters long," said Xing Lida, associate professor from China University of Geosciences.

Xing said that several tracks of carnivorous dinosaurs were also discovered with various footprint sizes ranging from 21 to 43 centimetres, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The discovery will help understand the region's landscape during the Cretaceous period, Xing added.

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