Dried up river at Dinosaur Valley park in Texas
Due to lack of water, previously hidden dinosaur footprints probably around 113 million years old have come to light in the bed of a The river has dried up, a park official in Texas, USA, reported on Tuesday.
These deep tracks were previously buried, filled with sediment and covered with; water, which helped in their preservation.
Due to excessively dry conditions this summer, the river has completely dried up in most places, revealing new tracks in the park, said Stephanie Salinas Garcia, of the department responsible for parks and of Texas wildlife.
These are deep traces previously buried and covered with water, which helped to their preservation.
Their discovery delighted the employees of this park, located near the city of Dallas and named Dinosaur Valley because of the presence of many dinosaur tracks in its enclosure.
It could s& #x27;act of one of the longest suites of dinosaur footprints in the world, according to the caption of these impressive images posted by the park on social networks. We see volunteers helping to clean them in order to better distinguish them.
The site is being cleaned for a dinosaur track mapping project.
Most of the tracks that have recently been discovered in various places on the river in the park were left by an Acrocanthosaurus, said Stephanie Salinas Garcia. Adult, this theropod could measure 5 meters and weigh 7 tons.
The Sauroposeidon is the other species of dinosaurs that left traces in the park , and could with its long neck measure up to 18 meters high and weigh 44 tons when adult.
Dinosaur tracks in the park date back 113 million years. x27; years, added Stephanie Salinas Garcia.
The park opened in 1972 in order to protect these ancient traces, according to its site.
But the curious won't be able to admire these new prehistoric footsteps for long, as they will soon be covered in water again with the arrival of the rain.