Thousands of dinosaur tracs discovered in China in the “Dinosaur City”!

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Dinosaurs, Excavation, General
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Over 3,000 dinosaur foot-prints have been discovered at Zhucheng in China also known as the “Dinosaur City”. It is probably one of the largest collection of tracks so far that we know of. It is also said to have on of the world’s largest grouping of dinosaur fossils which makes this area highly interesting for scientists and dinosaur hunters.

Wang Haijun who is a senior engineer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences together with his team says the tracks are more than 100 million years old and is from 4 to 32 inches in size. The tracks are all going in the same direction which makes it possible that a big group of dinosaurs were migrating or running away from one or more predators who was on the hunt. Paleontologists can often tell how fast animals was moving based on the tracks and this remarkable find can hopefully give some more light on how dinosaurs moved as well as how fast. The scientists might also discover which species of dinosaurs that moved together.

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