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100-million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered at restaurant in China

CHINA SAUROPOD FOOTPRINTS
  • A restaurant in China’s Sichuan province was found to house footprints of two sauropods that lived in the Early Cretaceous period more than 100 million years ago.
  • The sauropods — specifically brontosauruses — were most likely around 8 meters (approximately 26.25 feet) in length, according to a team of paleontologists from the China University of Geosciences.
  • A diner with an interest in paleontology reportedly discovered the “special dents” in the restaurant’s courtyard on July 10.
  • The site has since been surrounded by fences, and the restaurant’s owner might construct a shed for further protection.

A restaurant in southwestern China has become a site of natural history after a diner spotted dinosaur footprints in the establishment’s courtyard last week.

Located in Leshan, Sichuan province, the restaurant officially houses footprints of two sauropods that lived during the Early Cretaceous period more than 100 million years ago, a team from the China University of Geosciences confirmed.