Dinosaur footprints found in China. ILLUSTRATION PHOTO/DAILY
BEIJING – Scientists have found 100 million year old dinosaur footprints in a restaurant in southwest China. The footprints were discovered by a restaurant visitor who saw them in the yard outside the restaurant.
As reported by The Sun, the footprints measure around 8 meters (26 feet) long and are thought to come from two sauropods, a type of dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous period.
Sauropods were the largest animals to ever walk the Earth, with some species growing as long as three school buses.
The footprints are so well preserved that scientists can learn a lot about the dinosaurs who left them.
For example, they could tell that the dinosaurs walked with their legs parallel, and that they had large claws.
This discovery is important news for scientists, because it provides new insight into the life of dinosaurs in the past.
The footprints are also strong evidence that dinosaurs once lived in what is now China.