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article imageMexican man finds forty dinosaur prints in desert

By RobotGod     Feb 14, 2007 in World
A Mexican man has discovered dozens of dinosaur footprints dating back up to 110 million years along the banks of a dried river, scientists said on Tuesday.
Biologist Oscar Polaco said the footprints, found by a local resident in a desert region in central Mexico, belonged to three prehistoric species that came to drink water in the area, once a swampy zone close to the sea.
Polaco said more studies needed to be done to determine what species of dinosaur the fossilized prints, each one up to 60 cm (24 inches) across, belonged to.
"At the moment we can confirm these are footprints that belong to dinosaurs that lived during the early Cretaceous (period)," the scientist said.
The Cretaceous period is the last period before the dinosaurs disappeared. They found the prints on land owned by a local co-op, who have fenced in the area to protect them. The area is known for having alot of fossils and they have found prints before. It is always exciting to find new evidence like this. You never know when the next big discovery could come.
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