Giant footprint of Titanosaur found in Gobi Desert
Q. Largest dinosaur footprint of which creature has been recorded in the Gobi Desert?- Published on 03 Oct 16
a. Tyrannosaurus Rex
One of the largest dinosaur footprints recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert providing researchers clues about these massive creatures.
- A joint Japanese Mongolian team found the giant print
- The perfectly preserved print, one of the few of its kind, measures 106cm in length and 77cm in width
- The huge fossil was discovered in a geological layer formed 70-90 million years ago
- It was naturally cast, as sand flowed into the dents left by the creature stepping on muddy ground
- Foot print belongs to the long necked dinosaur Titanosaur, which according to some estimatlswas 20m tall and 30m long
- This rare, well deserved fossil footprint is greater than a metre in length and bears the imprint of the claws
- The plant eating Sauropod made the footprint, which is not an indention, but cast
- Similar footprints have been discovered in Morocco and France; but this is the clearest print ever and can help scientists understand how dinosaurs walked.