Wednesday, October 10, 2007

T. rex Footprint?

From BBC

The metre-square, three-toed track was discovered in the Badlands of Montana, US, in the Hell Creek Formation. The size of the footprint (76cm) suggests that it is a T. rex.

There is one previous claim for a T. rex footprint in the scientific literature. The track was discovered in New Mexico in 1983 and published 11 years later.

Actually, a beautiful T.rex footprint with skin impression was found in Edmonton, Alberta, a number of years ago by Tom Owen and his daughter, and is now in the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology collections in Drumheller.

Update from Darren Tanke (15/10/07): "I was shown a disarticulated tyrannosaur skeleton near Edmonton by the finder; then I showed Tom Owen,who then showed it to Tess, who found the skin impression. There was no ichnite, just a skeleton."