Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar

What is the News?

A team of palaeontologists have found footprints of three different species of dinosaurs in the Thar desert of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.

What are the three different Dinosaur Species?

The three species of dinosaurs include Eubrontes cf. giganteus, Eubrontes glenrosensis and Grallator tenuis.

The footprints of these dinosaur species were spotted in the deposits of the seashore which eventually became permanent stone-like figures.

These dinosaur species have distinguishing features like hollow bones and feet with three digits. 

Moreover, all these three species belong to the early Jurassic period and were carnivorous.

About Dinosaur

Dinosaur is the common name given to a group of reptiles often very large.

They first appeared roughly 245 million years ago (near the beginning of the Middle Triassic Epoch) and thrived worldwide for nearly 180 million years. Most died out by the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Source: This post is based on the article “Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar” published in The Hindu on 4th September 2021.

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