Mammoth (megatheropod) dinosaur found

Scientists have discovered evidence that a huge dinosaur – an ancestor of the T-rex – roamed in Africa 200 million years ago.

Megatheropods are an earlier species that turned into the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Each of the three footprints measured 57cm long and 50cm  wide.

Megatheropods are a larger version of theropods, which were meat-eating two-legged dinosaurs.

It was described as a “significant find” by co-author Dr Lara Sciscio, from the University of Cape Town.

“Globally, these large tracks are very rare. There is only one other known site similar in age and sized tracks, which is in Poland.”

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow that is pretty cool! It is so big.

lucia
lucia
2 years ago

Amazing mammoth fossil found.

HI guys
HI guys
2 years ago

that is interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow wow wow wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

hi
this is interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

huge

DINO B8
DINO B8
2 years ago

That is crazy!
I used to be a dino expert but now?!?! I hope they find the skeleton

vdbie
vdbie
2 years ago

this cant be true

James
James
2 years ago

so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

so amazing and cooli like the dinosaurs

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Pretty cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

cool

archaeologist dinosaur expert
archaeologist dinosaur expert
2 years ago

over the years me and my dad have been finding dino bones and fossils that either make us a lot of money or make there way into museums but i have never come across a megatheropod footprint only bones

Bianca
Bianca
2 years ago

Wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow i hope they find bones cuse I <3 dinosaurs

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow

Yvonne
Yvonne
2 years ago

This is sooo cool a T-Rex!?

Awesome thug
Awesome thug
2 years ago

Very. weird

chantel
chantel
2 years ago

wow!!!

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