World’s biggest dinosaur footprints found in ‘Australia’s Jurassic Park’

Richard Hunter and a sauropod track in the Walmadany area in the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia CREDIT: DAMIAN KELLY

Scientists have published details of the world’s biggest dinosaur footprints found in what has been dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park”.

A team of palaeontologists identified an unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks, including the only confirmed evidence for stegosaurs in Australia, on a 25-kilometre stretch of a remote coastline north of Broome.

“Nowhere else has as many different types of dinosaurs represented by tracks than Walmadany [James Price Point] has,” said Dr Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study, using the name given to the area by its traditional owners.

The topotype track of Hunter’s mark of Walmadany CREDIT: DAMIAN KELLY

“It’s such a magical place, Australia’s own Jurassic Park, in a spectacular wilderness setting,” said Dr Salisbury.

Sauropod prints measuring a staggering 1.7 metres were among the traces uncovered by the scientists in the remote Kimberley region in the north of Western Australia.

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Source By http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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