Tracks of a Swimming Dinosaur Found
A graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder have found tracks in Wyoming that were made by a swimming dinosaur. The fossilized tracks of this previously unknown dinosaur are thought to be around 165 million years old.
Debra Mickelson of CU-Boulder’s geological sciences department said the research team identified the tracks of the six-foot-tall, bipedal dinosaur at a number of sites in northern Wyoming, including the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. “It was about the size of an ostrich, and it was a meat-eater,” she said. “The tracks suggest it waded along the shoreline and swam offshore, perhaps to feed on fish or carrion.”
The dinosaur currently does not have a name.
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