Girl finds 220 million year old dinosaur footprint on the beach

Lily Wilder’s discovery would refer to the footprint of a dinosaur that is more than 220 million years old. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales / Twitter @Museum_Cardiff

There are sometimes walks that some will remember all their lives! Such is the case of a 4 year old girl who made a historical discovery while walking in the paleontological site of Bendricks Bay, Wales! This site is known for its past as a place occupied by dinosaurs and other creatures …

Lily Wilder’s discovery would refer to the footprint of a dinosaur more than 220 million years old, explains the National Museum of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru, in an official press release! An incredible discovery on Bendricks Bay Beach that remained intact for millions of years after the dinosaurs disappeared …

Despite the interest in Lily’s discovery, paleontologists have not yet been able to determine what type of print it belongs to. With this 10 cm long imprint, scientists can confirm that the stored specimen would be 75 cm high and 2.5 cm long …

A small dinosaur if we compare it to the T-Rex, which can be 6 m high and 13 m long! Scientists also believe that the dinosaur is a reptile (crocodile) -type bipedal.

An important discovery for the future

Even after 220 million years, dinosaur research is still the focus of many paleontologists. This imprint should enable them to get details about these creatures. Especially getting around on her way. But also to the biology of the animal, since the discovered imprint consists of pads and claws.

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New dinosaur footprint discovered on South Wales Beach!

A well-preserved dinosaur footprint was discovered on a beach near Barry in South Wales, which could help scientists learn more about how dinosaurs walked

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The fossil will soon be on display at the National Museum in Cardiff with a small poster that says Lily is the one who discovered it … A time stamp that could still teach scientists!