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Footprints of the last dinosaurs to walk on British soil found near the White Cliffs of Dover

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Monday, 21st June 2021


There are footprints of at least six different dinosaurs: the last dinosaur that walked on the land of the kingdom. Joint 110 million years. According to a new study, previously found in Kent.

The dinosaur footprints discovered by the curator of the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and scientists at the University of Portsmouth are the last dinosaur records in the UK.

These traces were found on the cliffs and beaches of Folkestone, Kent. The stormy weather there affected the cliffs and coastal waters and constantly revealed new fossils.

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"This is the first time that dinosaur footprints have been found in a formation called the Folkestone Formation. This is a very remarkable discovery because these dinosaurs will be the last to roam in this country before they become extinct." Said, Wei Martial. , Professor of Paleontology, University of Portsmouth. "They are walking near the current location of the White Cliffs of Dover; next time you see those magnificent cliffs on the ferry, imagine."

Fossil footprints formed by sediment, filled with dinosaurs' footsteps on the ground. Imprints are then retained. The footprint comes from a variety of dinosaurs, indicating that there was a relatively high diversity of dinosaurs in southern England at the end of the Lower Cretaceous period 110 million years ago.

They are believed to come from ankylosaurus, a sturdy armored dinosaur, like a living tank; theropod, carnivorous three-toed dinosaur, such as Tyrannosaurus; and ornithopod, the herbivorous "ornithisch" dinosaur is so named, It is because their pelvic structure is somewhat similar to that of birds.

Philip Hardland, collection and participating curator of the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and lead author of the paper said: "In 2011, I found unusual impressions in the Folkestone rock formation. They seem to repeat themselves, And all I can think of is that they might be footprints... This is inconsistent with most geologists' view of the rocks here, but I continue to look for more footprints and how the tides can reveal more from erosion, and I find better. More work needs to be done to convince the scientific community of its effectiveness, so I collaborated with experts from the University of Portsmouth to verify my findings. "

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Most discoveries are isolated footprints, but one discovery contains six footprints. , Which makes "trackway", that is multiple consecutive tracks of the same animal.

The footprint of this footprint is similar to that of an elephant. It has been determined that it may be Ornithopodichnus. A similar but smaller footprint was also found in China at the same time.

The largest footprint found - 80 cm wide and 65 cm long - has been determined to belong to the Iguanodon dinosaur. Iguanodon is also a herbivore, growing up to 10 meters long, and can walk on two or four limbs.

 

The News Talkie Bureau

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 Thehindu.com


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