150 Million-year-old Dino Footprints Found in India
13 de junio de 2016, 08:35New Delhi, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered 150 million-year-old footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaurs in Jaisalmer district, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, today reported The Times of India.
The footprints were found by Virendra Singh Parihar, Suresh Chandra Mathur and Shankar Lal Nama, professors of Jainarayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, the state's second largest city.
These giant reptiles were carnivorous, they measured from one to three meters and used to live in coastal environments, the specialists explained to the newspaper.
Although fossils of Eubrontes Theropod dinosaurs have been found worldwide, it is the first time that traces of these lizards are found in the Indian subcontinent, they added.
Morphologically, footprints are 30 centimeters long, tridactyle, with strong and thick toes, Parihar said.
'Their body is estimated to be from one to three meters tall and from five to seven meters in length,' he added.
Experts believe that Katrol Kutch and Baisakhi Jaisalmer basins could harbor dinosaur remains.
This discovery might open new perspectives in searching dinosaur fossils in equivalent rocks, they said.
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