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Footprints of dinosaur ancestors discovered

6 Oct 2022

A team of 11 palaeontologists from Germany, Italy and UK have discovered new fossil footprints made by dinosaur ancestors at a new fossil site in a quarry in central Germany. 

BEES PhD student Daniel Falk is one of the excavation leaders. The team has discovered several rock layers that preserve the footprints of lizard-like animals the size of dogs. These animals walked on wet mud, leaving footprints, that were later filled with silt and sand, preserving them as fossil tracks.

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