Some have raised astonishment and great interest big dinosaur footprints Appeared at the bottom of the Paluxy River reality In the state park Dinosaur Valleyin Somerville County, Texas, because of drop in the water level due to severe dehydration affect that American country.
“At this time, due to extremely low river conditions, more trails can now be seen under normal conditions,” state park officials said. as posted American newspapers.
They said, “If you want to find guides and explore this side of the park, this is the time to visit!”
Experts point out that According to previous searchAt the excavation site, the tracks that can be seen correspond to two types of dinosaurs, sauropods and theropods, which are usually difficult to detect because they are covered in mud and the waters of the Paluksi River.
Regarding the footprints of sauropods, Specialists look which correspond toProtiles SoroposidoneHe is a herbivore. It was 21 meters long by four meters and weighed between 40 and 44 tons.. The markings on their feet are similar to those on elephants today.
In the case of theropods, experts believe their footprints were left by the carnivorous species Acrocanthosaurus, which is close to Tyrannosaurus rex but much smaller. This dinosaur, which chased its prey on its legs, measured about six meters with a height of nine meters. Weighing between three and five tons compared to Soroposidon’s proteus, the Acrocanthosaurus trail is smaller and has a distinctive three-toed pattern because this dinosaur walked on the metatarsal bones,” constribte RT.
And he continues: “The first effects theropods It was found in the area in 1909 by George Adams, a boy who was exploring the Paloxi River. In 1937, Roland T. Bird of the American Museum of Natural History found a large sauropod trace, and later found signs of both sauropods and theropods. Although the Dinosaur Valley Department, which opened in 1972, encourages visitors to visit the park to enjoy the footprints, on July 8 it issued an alert warning visitors of the dangers of swimming in the Paloxi River, since there are dangers from its presence. amoebae in water.
The Anthropologists They warn that “because of Extremely high temperatures, little rain and low water levels In the Palluxy River, the water quality is very poor.
This is noted by a leaflet in the park, asking visitors to “be careful” not to enter the river’s water through “the nose or mouth, as it may contain dangerous amoebas,” because the water is stagnant.
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