World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)

The ancient footprint as big as a fully grown person was discovered by a team of Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists.

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016, 12:23 PM IST
World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert! (Pic inside)
Professor Shinobu Ishigaki poses next to a dinosaur footprint in the Gobi Desert (Image credit: Okayama University of Science)

New Delhi: A giant dinosaur footprint measuring 106cm long and 77cm wide has been found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

The ancient footprint as big as a fully grown person was discovered by a team of Japanese and Mongolian paleontologists.

 

The fossil, which researchers claim could be the world's biggest dinosaur footprint ever found, belongs to the Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur and could have been more than 30m long and 20m tall, according to the researchers.

"This is a very rare discovery as it's a well-preserved fossil footprint that is more than a metre long with imprints of its claws," said a statement issued by the Okayama University of Science.

The huge fossil formed between 70 million and 90 million years ago was discovered last month in a geologic layer

The huge fossilised footprint was discovered last month in a geologic layer formed between 70 million and 90 million years ago.

Earlier this month, Russian scientists discovered the remains of a giant animal in the Kemerovo region of Siberia.