400-plus dinosaur footprints discovered in SW China

May 29, 2024 / 11:16 AM
Sharjah24 - Reuters: Chinese researchers have recently discovered a large number of early Cretaceous dinosaur footprints in Konglongshan Town, Lufeng of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Geological age measurements of the site indicate that the rock layer containing the dinosaur footprints dates back over 120 million years, yet many of the footprints remain remarkably well-preserved.
The dinosaur footprints were first discovered by two local villagers while herding sheep, before they reported their findings to the local natural resources department. As the survey area expanded, more and more dinosaur footprints were found. By Sunday, researchers had discovered over 400 dinosaur footprints.

Konglongshan Town, whose name translates to "dinosaur mountain," is a concentrated discovery area for fossilized dinosaur footprints. Lufeng City has been a focal point for the discovery of dinosaur footprints since the 1990s.

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May 29, 2024 / 11:16 AM

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