Saturday, 30 January 2021

BBC: Little girl finds dinosaur footprint


image captionThe footprint dates back 220 million years

A well-preserved dinosaur footprint has been discovered by a four-year-old girl on a beach.

Lily Wilder spotted it at Bendricks Bay, Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan - and scientists believe it could help establish how they walked. 

The footprint, spotted in January, is 220 million years old and had been preserved in mud. 

While it is impossible to tell what type left it, the print is 10cm long and likely from a 75cm tall dinosaur.

National Museum Wales palaeontology curator Cindy Howells described it as "the best specimen ever found on this beach".

Read on...

No comments:

Post a Comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails