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Early Jurassic dinosaur footprints found in Guizhou

Last update: 10/08/2018
 
BEIJING, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- A research team has found at least 250 dinosaur footprints in Guizhou province, southwest China, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

The footprints, scattered over an area of about 350 square metres, were found at the construction site of a wine factory in Maotai township.

Experts from China, Germany and the US said they are sauropod footprints from the early Jurassic period. It is believed to be the largest tracksite of sauropods from the period ever found in China.

A research paper regarding the tracks was published in Geoscience Frontiers in July.

 "It is rare to see footprints of sauropods from the early Jurassic period in China. The few footprints found in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces and Chongqing m,unicipality were severely eroded.....

 
 

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