Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Dinosaur footprints reveal stampede clues

Posted on Thursday, 24 January, 2013 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Jon Sullivan

 
Dinosaur tracks found in Australia have revealed new clues pointing to a prehistoric river crossing.

At a site called Lark Quarry as many as 4,000 fossilized dinosaur tracks are preserved in an area the size of a basketball court. The huge number of prints was thought to be the result of a stampede, but now researchers believe that the tracks could have actually been made at a location used by large numbers of dinosaurs to cross a river.

"There are certainly some footprints there that I've seen that are consistent with a small dinosaur that is swimming and it can't quite touch the bottom with its toes, but it still looks like we are talking about a significant group of dinosaurs all moving together as one mob," said paleontologist Paul Willis.

"Fossilized track marks from a stampede of dinosaurs in Australia actually may have come from swimming animals, new research suggests."

  View: Full article

 Source: MSNBC


  Discuss: View comments (3)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Wearer of Hats on 23 January, 2013, 22:47
Which is odd, as it seriously looks like the herbivores were attacked by a therapod.
Comment icon #2 Posted by King Fluffs on 24 January, 2013, 16:56
I like dinosaurs.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ashven on 25 January, 2013, 10:03
4000 in an area the size of a basketball court? How can they be sure it wasn't 3 chasing each other for a laugh


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5933970
255281
167854

 
NASA denies alien life announcement claim
6-27-2017
NASA has played down the suggestion that it is on the verge of announcing the discovery of alien life.
Mobile phones can reduce your brain power
6-27-2017
Scientists have determined that merely having your phone nearby can reduce your capacity to concentrate.
Georgia police officers stop speeding 'alien'
6-27-2017
When the cops pulled over a car in Alpharetta this week they discovered a rather unusual passenger.
Laser beam is 'as bright as a billion suns'
6-26-2017
The high-powered Diocles Laser in Nebraska is changing the way that scientists look at the universe.
Other news in this category
Intense volcanism gave rise to the dinosaurs
Posted 6-20-2017 | 5 comments
A mass extinction event 200 million years ago made it possible for the dinosaurs to dominate the planet....
 
T. rex did not have feathers, say scientists
Posted 6-10-2017 | 13 comments
The idea that Tyrannosaurus rex had a thick plumage of feathers has been called in to serious doubt....
 
Ancient fossil bird found trapped in amber
Posted 6-9-2017 | 1 comment
The incredibly well-preserved hatchling is believed to date back 99 million years to the Cretaceous Era....
 
Earliest Homo sapiens unearthed in Morocco
Posted 6-8-2017 | 8 comments
The discovery casts doubt on the idea that modern humans evolved in a single 'cradle of humanity'....
 
Giant prehistoric sloth unearthed in LA metro
Posted 6-3-2017 | 4 comments
A recent excavation in the heart of Los Angeles has yielded evidence of giant prehistoric beasts....
 
Ancient sea monster was the size of a bus
Posted 5-26-2017 | 3 comments
Palaeontologists in Russia have discovered a huge new sea creature that lived 130 million years ago....
 
Europe, not Africa, was birthplace of mankind
Posted 5-23-2017 | 25 comments
A remarkable new palaeontological discovery in Europe could rewrite the history of human evolution....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ