Man Finds 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprint Under His Table

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A 100 million-year-old dinosaur footprint was discovered under a table by one man’s eagle eyes. The incident occurred in a restaurant yard in southwest China.

A customer, Ou Hongtao, discovered dinosaur footprints under a table in the property in Leshan, Sichuan province. Soon after, a team of experts led by Dr. Lida Xing arrived at the site and confirmed the footprints with a 3D scanner.

The footprints belonged to two sauropod species, specifically brontosauruses, which were thought to be the largest land animals ever. They were eight meters long and lived between 145 and 66 million years ago. Brontosaurs were known to have extremely long necks and small heads.

Speaking about the discovery, Xing, a paleontologist and associate professor at the China University of Geosciences, said it was a “rare” case because city construction has made it difficult for experts to study fossils.

“When we got there, we found that the footprints were very deep and quite obvious,” Xing continued, “but nobody had thought about (the possibility).” Meanwhile, after discovering the dinosaur footprints, a fence was erected to protect the location as it is.

It was a chicken farm before it was turned into a restaurant. Experts believe the layers of dirt and sand in the area at the time protected the footprints from erosion and other weather damage.

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