Researchers find large amounts of dinosaur tracks in Poland
Hundreds of dinosaur footprints and bones have been found in Poland. The prints are in such good condition that even the scaly the skin can be seen.
The discovery provides important information about the complex environment that existed around 200 million years ago, the researchers said.
The Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute described the find as a treasure, that is, a collection of valuables.
The footprints and the bones were found in a clay mine in Borkowice, 130 kilometers south of Warsaw.
Scientists Grzegorz Pienkowski from the National Institute of Geology in Warsaw and Grzegorz Niedzwiedzki from Uppsala University in Sweden found the remains.
Niedzwiedzki said the find offered a lot of information.
“In the traces left by the dinosaurs, you can read their behavior and habits… we have traces left by dinosaurs running, swimming, resting and sitting, ”he said.
The largest footprints are 40 centimeters. The researchers said these were left behind by meat eaters or carnivores. In many prints, the skin left a very clear image.
“For such a state of preservation be possible, a very special sequence events were to take place within a short period of time, “Pienkowski said in a statement.
Several hundred dinosaur tracks, representing at least seven types of dinosaurs, have been found and geologists say they are likely to find more. They also discovered small pieces of animal and fish bones.
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Alan Charlish and Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk reported this story to Reuters. John Russell adapted it for Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.
Words in this story
scaly – adj. covered with scales or flakes
trace – not. something (like a mark or object) that shows that someone or something was in a particular place
habit – not. a habitual way of behaving: something that a person often does on a regular and repeated basis
preservation – not. the degree to which something is protected from harm or ruin
sequence – not. the order in which things are or should be