Unexpected prehistoric discovery: mysterious footprints found on a British beach

By SSPDailyMar 21, 2024 14:01 PMPersonal Development
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Mysterious footprints found on a British beach
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A young family discovered dinosaur tracks on a sandy beach in the UK. Eight tracks appeared on the Sussex coast after tides and heavy rain exposed rocks hidden under the sand.

SSPDaily tells about it.

The discovery was made by Vicky Ballinger and her two daughters, Lila and Immy, while walking on Bexhill Beach.

"It's really exciting to find these incredible dinosaur footprints that the kids and I discovered while walking. The children were thrilled to see a dinosaur footprint and walk where the prehistoric creature once walked. It could have been an iguanodon," said 39-year-old Vicky.

The rocks on which Bexhill is located were formed about 140 million years ago and contain the remains of dinosaurs that once roamed these areas.

Over the years, fossils of several species of dinosaurs have been found, including an iguanodon, megalosaurus, baryonyx, polacanthus, and a velociraptor-type animal tooth, many of which are on display at the Bexhill Museum.

Four other iguanodon prints, believed to date back 130 million years, were also discovered in the area in January.

A statement on the Bexhill Museum's website said that the fossils found in the region have been identified as mostly iguanodon remains.

"Bexhill is known for the fossilized dinosaur footprints that can sometimes be seen on the beach, most of which are attributed to iguanodon tracks. The remains of an armored herbivorous dinosaur, Gileosaurus, a carnivorous megalosaurus, and Barionix, as well as fragments of other small dinosaurs, have also been found," the museum's website states.

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