Guizhou Maotai town found early Jurassic large dinosaur footprints

Guiyang, August 16 (Xinhua Li Jingya) Maotai Town, Renhuai City, Guizhou Province found a large-scale dinosaur footprints. According to reports, the footsteps of China’s Jurassic early large-scale sauropod foot traces, to understand our early Jurassic early dinosaur fauna distribution and evolution of great significance.

“The discovery of this trail is purely an accident.” Dormitory traitor, who chaired the identification work, told reporters at the China University of Geosciences (Beijing) Associate Professor Xing Lida. In 2013, Maotai Town, Chitui River in a construction of the workshop, taking into account the side of the slope area is not strong enough, then the slope to clean up, clean up to the bottom half a meter found a complete rock plane, hard texture, Many bumps, there are different shades of shades. In the summer of 2017, the employees saw the report of the dinosaur footprints of Xishui County, Zunyi City, Guizhou Province, and believed that the pit of the mountain might be a certain trail and contact the experts to compare the relevant information.

Xing Lida said, see the photos provided locally, he believes that these footprints are typical of the early Jurassic sauropod dinosaur that will remain, regional geological maps also show that these footprints dating from 170 million to 180 million years ago the formation. So he contacted the Zigong dinosaur museum and other units of experts and scholars, composed of expedition team to visit Guizhou.

It is understood that sauropod dinosaurs are famous dinosaur branches that have been found on all continents, including Antarctica, which features a small head, long neck, long tail and stout limbs. Skeletal dinosaurs are currently known on the land there have been the greatest animals, including Lei Long, wrist dragon, Liang Long and so on.

scholars believe that the early Jurassic dinosaur footprint is particularly rare, the domestic Jurassic early sauropod foot trail only four, are not very ideal, there is traffic inconvenience, serious weather, the number of rare Problem, and Maotai town footprint is the new exposure soon, save very good, the number of up to 200, has a very important scientific research value, also indicates that the Maotai region in the dinosaur period is a very suitable place for dinosaur life.

According to reports, at present, the team has completed the basic assessment of all the dinosaur footprints and photography, the specific research work is carried out in an orderly manner, in time, scholars will reveal the footprint behind the secret The

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