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It is the first time that evidence is found about the passage of dinosaurs in the soil of the country.
It is the first time that there is evidence for dinosaurs on the mainland of Scotland.
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August 21, 2018, 01:57 a.m.
Several tracks that correspond to different types of dinosaurs were first found on the mainland of Scotland, as announced today by the author of the discovery, a paleontologist at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.
Dr. Neil Clark discovered the footprints in a coastal area near the city of Inverness, in the Scottish Northeast, although the exact location has not been revealed to be able to carry out the research more effectively.
The traces, found in different rocks, could have belonged to different dinosaurs from the Middle Jurassic 170 million years. They are the first to be known on the Scottish mainland, as they had previously been discovered only on the Isle of Skye in the northwest of the region.
Their size suggests that they were made by a relative of Sauropods, large herbivores, up to 18 meters high, with four legs and a long thin neck. Clark, who is also vice president of the Geological Society of Glasgow, made this finding after attending a conference in Inverness last March, after which he decided to take a walk along the coast.
"I was very excited, I immediately knew the meaning of the find"He said in a statement. The paleontology expert has started a microfinance campaign to buy the required 5000 £ ($ 6,371) a drone that serves to search and make a map of the traces of dinosaurs in Scotland. This project is supplemented by researchers from the University of Edinburgh.
Clark noted that the fossil footsteps are "in a whole new part of Scotland" so that they "will make a significant contribution" in research into "the dinosaurs of that period in Britain".
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