Dinosaurs left us something: 150 million-year-old dino footprints found in Rajasthan

Jaipur, June 15: The footprints of Dinosaurs which seem to be about 150 million-year-old were found in Lathi village, Rajasthan.

A team from the geological department of Jainarayan Vyas University, Jodhpur reached the spot and declared it to be footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaurs. The footprints were found in a bed of bones of other species.

The Times of India reports that, ” These carnivores were 1-3 metres in height and seem to belong to the coastal environment. Fossils of Eubrontes Theropod dinosaurs have been found worldwide in France, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Australia and the US. The footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaurs have been discovered for the first time by Dr Virendra Singh Parihar, Dr Suresh Chandra Mathur and Dr Shankar Lal Nama”.

The fossilised footprints are likely from the Late Triassic and Early Jurrasic period as it seems similar to the footprints which were earlier discovered in Italy, Spain, France and the US as reported by The Better India.

According to reports of TOI, ” footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsesis Theropod dinosaurs are large about 30 cm long, tridactyle, strong with thick toes. Their body is estimated to be 1-3m tall and 5-7m in length,” Parihar said. “The Katrol formation of Kutch basin and Baisakhi formation of Jaisalmer basin are potential sites for remains of dinosaurs”.

The evidence of dinosaur footprints in Rajasthan has left a thousand questions unaswered about their extinstion and disappearance. Hence, now all the answers must be found.

Top