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    Rare fossilised dinosaur footprints found in east China

    FUZHOU (XINHUA) – About 15 square metres of well-preserved dinosaur footprints with both positive and negative fossil slabs have been unearthed in Shanghang County, Longyan City of east China’s Fujian Province.

    The discovery of such a large area of well-preserved dinosaur imprints is rare across the globe, said experts from the national expert committee on paleontology and fossils.

    The fossils contain sauropod and theropod dinosaur footprints and a clear symmetrical ripple structure which clearly represents the sedimentary environment of lacustrine facies back then. More than 30 footprints of six dinosaur species were recorded by the imprints.

    These fossils are quite rare in terms of both amount and clarity, which make them of great significance to the study of the living habits and living environment of the late Cretaceous dinosaurs, said the researchers.

    Large-area dinosaur footprints from Late Cretaceous have been discovered in Shanghang county in E China’s Fujian Province. PHOTO: FUJIAN DAILY
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