A baby dinosaur approximately the size of a pug dog scurried alongside what may have been its mom or dad some 148 million years ago in what is now foothills near Denver, scientists reported Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.
They caught the paleo-action in the footprints left behind there near the town of Morrison, Colo. The scientists think the dinosaur prints, a set of infant prints next to partial prints from an adult, belonged to Apatosaurus, a sauropod -- giant, long-necked dinosaurs that preferred veggies -- and once known as Brontosaurus. Read more
Students and archeologists in Texas got to experience history Friday after the waterline at a lake dropped, revealing dinosaur tracks in what used to be a ‘Jurassic Park.’
The tracks, which are along the banks of Grapevine Lake, were discovered in 2006 and have been preserved by the Army Corps of Engineers, which has been covering them up with gunite and dirt, MyFoxDFW reports.
With the help of a grant from a teacher in nearby Southlake, students hope to use molds and digital scans of the tracks to create an environmental center exhibit that others can visit.
Dinosaur tracks were first uncovered at the lake in the early 1980s.
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