Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Stampeding Dinosaurs Were Actually Swimming


Fossilized track marks from a stampede of dinosaurs in Australia actually may have come from swimming animals, new research suggests.

The finding, published in the January issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, upends the traditional interpretation of the world's only dinosaur stampede.

Instead of a group of small dinosaurs trying to escape a massive carnivore, the fossils may reveal an ancient dinosaur "superhighway" or river crossing, said study co-author Anthony Romilio, a paleontologist at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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