Dinosaur Footprint

This fossilised footprint was made by a theropod dinosaur about 200 million years ago. It is preserved in Jurassic age rocks from North America. The theropods were large two-legged carnivores. Its scientific name, Eubrontes means "true thunder". The specimen was brought to Scotland by Captain Anderson and donated to the Marshall Museum, Kinross. This museum closed in 1996. The specimen was collected in the Connecticut River Valley in 1860. The Connecticut Valley is a world famous site for dinosaur tracks. Fossil footprints were first discovered there in the early nineteenth century. When first discovered these fossils were thought to be the footprints of giant birds.

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  • Accession number: K1972.285
  • Category: Natural HIstory
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