Researchers in Australia announced that they have found the largest dinosaur footprint in the world, measuring at approximately 1.75 meters (about 5 feet, 9 inches) long in the area dubbed Australia’s Jurassic Park. “This area preserves one of the most diverse dinosaur track fauna anywhere in the world,” explained the lead author of the research study.
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Paleontologists in northwestern Australia claim that they have found the largest dinosaur footprint in the world. The footprint measures at approximately 1.75 meters (about 5 feet, 9 inches) long and is believed to have come from a giant sauropod.
21 different dinosaur footprints have been discovered in a 25-kilometer area of Australia’s Dampier Peninsula coastline, which has been dubbed Australia’s Jurassic Park, explained the University of Queensland in a press release.
“This area preserves one of the most diverse dinosaur track fauna anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study conducted by the University of Queensland and James Cook University. “Nowhere else has as many different types of dinosaurs represented by tracks as Walmadany [James Price Point] does.”
Watch: Salisbury talks about the discovery
In July 2016, a giant sauropod footprint was found in Bolivia. The 1.15 meter (nearly 3 feet, 9 inches) long footprint set a record for the world’s biggest dinosaur footprint at the time.