Archeologists have recently unveiled the largest footprint of a Titanosaur. The discovery was made in the Mongolian desert. The size of the footmark is almost the size of a grown up. This species of dinosaur lived on our planet approximately 80 million years back. The Gobi Desert revealed this massive historical artifact. The team that conducted the research was organized by scientists from Mongolia and Japan.
The Mongolian Academy of Science together with The Okayama University of Science have worked as a team for several times. A lot of dinosaurs footprints were discovered in Mongolia along the years. The biggest discovery in this field ever registered is the one unveiling the footprint of a Titanosaur. The Okayama University of Science made public the statement about the size of the footmark. The dinosaur’s footprint measures more than one meter long with its claws’ traces.
Scientists are amazed about the well-preserved footmark, considering its age. The footprint of a Titanosaur is usually thirty-meter long and twenty meters tall. This dinosaur’s species is called Sauropods, and the subspecies is named Titanosaur, after deities of Ancient Greek. For the first time, this gigantic lizard was described by Lydekker.
This species was known to eat only plants, feeding on the highest trees. The reptile was the only one from its species that had the longest neck. The Titanosaur’s babies weighed from three to four kg at birth and could reach thirty kg in just a few weeks. The dinosaur’s babies needed 20 years to become adults.
In Morocco and France, archeologists had discovered in the past amazing footprints, but not as impressive as this one. Other extraordinary discoveries of this type were made in Morocco and France. Those explorations, though, weren’t as impressive as this one. The breakthrough which revealed the footprint of a Titanosaur is thought to help researchers find out more about the way dinosaurs walked.
Another important finding was conducted by some Russian scientists who had revealed some fossils in Siberia. Sergei Leschchinsky, the CEO of the Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems at the Tomsk University, argues that more studies need to be conducted to establish if those were remains of a dinosaur or of a reptile.
Aren’t you shocked about these astonishing discoveries related to dinosaurs? Do you believe that the deserts of Mongolia are hiding even bigger fossils or footprints?
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