One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said today, offering a fresh hint about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.
A joint Mongolian-Japanese expedition discovered the giant print, which quantifies 77 centimetres wide and 106 centimetres long.
One of several footprints discovered in the vast Mongolian desert, the huge fossil was discovered in a geologic layer formed researchers said.
It was naturally project, as sand flowed into dents that were made by the creature stomping on the marshy ground.
This is a discovery that is very uncommon as it’s a well-preserved fossil footprint that’s significantly more than a metre long with imprints of its claws,” said a statement issued by Okayama University of Science.
The Japanese university was involved with the study with the Mongolian Academy of Science.