How dinosaur footprints are made

Published on February 3rd, 2011 | by Admin

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No, it’s just not just as simple as a dinosaur stepping in mud! Footprints that last ages can only happen when the conditions are right.

Using computer modelling, the team simulated up to 20 different dinosaurs walking in different conditions.

What they found was that heavier dinosaurs only left lasting tracks in thick, shallow mud.

In deeper, softer mud, only lighter dinosaurs could leave prints while larger animals would become stuck and die.

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Story: BBC | Photo: BBC

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