Wall Of Thoughts: Fossilized footprint found in Australia the length of the dinosaur was about a length of a bus.
They contain a lot of big and very big tracks made by big and very big carnivorous dinosaurs,” Romilio said on Thursday.
“Some of the biggest footprints are roughly 80cm long.
They are thought to have belonged to a carnivorous dinosaur about 10 metres long, with legs more than 3 metres high and a skull about 1.2 metres long.”
“It’s almost equivalent to the T rex,” Romilio said of the dinosaur, which predates its more famous ‘cousin’ by about 90 million years.
“[But] the meat-eaters tended to be a lot more slender build, and would have been more elongated and more graceful in appearance, rather than chunky like a T rex.”
“From the research, there were some about emu size, there were some the size of a car, whereas the big one, you’re looking around the length of a bus,” Romilio said.
“If you were to collect all the meat-eating dinosaur bones that we currently have (in Australia), you could fit them in one hand.
“The limiting factor is that they’re likely in really old rocks, tens of hundreds of metres below ground.”
The researchers also found that some small carnivores could run upto 35km/h which is around 10km/h faster than human sprinting.