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Hunting for Dinosaur Tracks

avatar   Stacy

Posted On 02/07/2020 09:21:28

Texas | Leander | Austin | Hiking | Dinosaurs |



Hunting for Dinosaur Tracks


    

Just outside of Austin in the suburb of Leander, Texas hikers can find three toed dinosaur footprints embedded in the rock of a river bed. The footprints are estimated to be over 100 million years old. Based on their shape, they are thought to be tracks left by an Acrocanthosaurus ("high spined lizard" in Greek). Although the animal would have been quite large, the feet of an Acrocanthosaurus are small compared to similar sized dinosaurs. Their smaller foot size was likely because they lived in a drier climate and did not need a large surface area to keep them from sinking in mud.

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Check out these tracks thought to be those of an Acrocanthosaurus ... you too can find them by hiking a short distance from a highway in Leander, Texas (just northwest of Austin). #WordyExplorers #dinosaurs #dinosaur #leander #austin #hiking










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