Footprints From Dinosaurs That Walked 110 Million Years Ago Found In The Uk.

The footprints are from various dinosaurs, indicating the high diversity of dinosaurs in southern England during the Early Cretaceous period.

Scientists in the UK have discovered footprints from at least six different dinosaur species — the very last dinosaurs to walk on the UK soil 110 million years ago.

The discovery of dinosaur footprints by a curator from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and a scientist from the C is the last confirmed record of dinosaurs in Britain.

Located in Folkestone, Kent, where stormy conditions affect the cliffs and coastal waters, the footprints were found on the foreshore and in the cliffs.

This is the first time dinosaur footprints have been found in the ‘Folkestone Formation,’ and it is an extraordinary discovery since these dinosaurs were the last to roam in this country before becoming extinct,” said Professor of Palaeobiology, David Martill.

“They were walking near where the White Cliffs of Dover are now – next time you’re on a ferry and see those magnificent cliffs, imagine what they looked like!”

These footprints are from various dinosaurs, indicating a high diversity of dinosaurs in southern England at the end of the Early Cretaceous period, 110 million years ago.

In a paper published in the Geologists’ Association journal Proceedings, researchers report that dinosaur footprint fossils are formed by sediment filling the impression left by the foot when it pushes into the ground.

Ankylosaurs were tough, armored dinosaurs that looked like living tanks with three-toed hands, followed by theropods, plant-eating ‘bird-hipped dinosaurs whose pelvic structure looked like a bird.

The majority of the footprints found so far are isolated prints, but one discovery includes six impressions – a ‘trackway,’ multiple prints by the same animal in succession.

A dinosaur footprint measuring 80 cm wide and 65 cm long has been identified as an Iguanodon-like dinosaur. Iguanodons also ate plants, grew to a length of 10 meters, and walked on two legs or all fours.

“It’s fascinating to find such a diversity of species in one place. It’s likely that these dinosaurs took advantage of tidal exposures on coastal foreshores, perhaps foraging for food or following clear migration routes,” described Martill.