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Footprints of three dinosaurs found in Thar desert

Date: 06 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Footprints of three species of dinosaurs have been found in the Thar desert in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, proving the presence of the giant reptiles in the western part of the State.
  • The footprints, made in the sediment or silt of the seashore, later become permanently stone-like. They belong to three species of dinosaurs.
  • The footprints were 200 million years old. They were found near Jaisalmer’s Thaiat village. All the three species, belonging to the early Jurassic period, were carnivorous.
  • The dinosaur species are considered to be of the theropod type, with the distinguishing features of hollow bones and feet with three digits.