Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Bolivia
One of the largest dinosaur footprints ever discovered has been found in Bolivia, and purely by accident.
A Bolivian tour guide came across the metre-wide footprint while touring 64 km outside of the city of Sucre.
Paleontologists believe that the footprint belongs to the meat-eating abelisaurus, which roamed the region about 80 million years ago.
The abelisaurus was discovered early this month in Patagonia by Argentine paleontologists José F. Bonaparte and Fernando E. Novas. They named the dino in honour of Argentine paleotologist Roberto Abel.
The region is known for its preservation of dinosaur tracks.
It’s believed that the abelisaurus was found across South America and Africa and moved on its hind legs, using its smaller front legs the way the Tyrannosaurus rex did. It measured between seven and nine metres tall.
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