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.