Giant dinosaur footprints found in France

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Admin

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Fossil hunters have found some of the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world in France.

The footprints were made about 150 million years ago by sauropods – long-necked herbivores – in chalky sediment in the Jura plateau of eastern France.

The depressions are about 1.5m (4.9ft) wide, corresponding to animals that were more than 25m long and weighed about 30 tonnes.

French experts say the find at Plagne, near Switzerland, is “exceptional”.

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