Geologists uncover ‘treasure trove’ of dinosaur tracks in Poland

Warsaw: Lots of of dinosaur footprints, so well-preserved that even the scaly pores and skin could be seen, have been present in Poland, giving an perception into a fancy ecosystem round 200 million years in the past, geologists mentioned.

Described by the Polish Geological Institute-Nationwide Analysis Institute as a treasure trove, the fossilized tracks and bones had been present in an opencast clay mine in Borkowice, 130 km (80 miles) south of Warsaw.

“Within the traces left by dinosaurs, you possibly can learn their habits and habits… we now have traces left by dinosaurs working, swimming, resting and sitting,” mentioned geologist Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki.
The most important footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs are 40 cm lengthy and in lots of instances the pores and skin could be seen intimately.

“To ensure that such a state of preservation to be potential, a really particular sequence of occasions needed to happen in a short while,” geologist Grzegorz Pienkowski mentioned in a press release.

A number of hundred dinosaur tracks, representing a minimum of seven species, have been discovered and geologists say they’re prone to discover extra. They’ve additionally found bone fragments from animals and fish.

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