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SEE PIC! Researchers discover world's ‘largest’ dinosaur FOOTPRINT in Mongolia's Gobi Desert

A team of researchers from Japan and Mongolia claim to have discovered the world’s largest dinosaur footprint belonging to Titanosaur species in Mongolia's Gobi Desert. This is not the first time that such footprints have

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New Delhi Published on: October 03, 2016 13:19 IST
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World's ‘largest’ dinosaur FOOTPRINT in Gobi Desert

A team of researchers from Japan and Mongolia claim to have discovered the world’s largest dinosaur footprint belonging to Titanosaur species in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.

This is not the first time that such footprints have been discovered in Mongolian desert. Mongolia is famous for dinosaur footprints and many such footprints have been recorded in history. 

This footprint, almost the size of a man, is 106cm long and 77cm wide.

According to researchers, this newly discovered fossil, which researchers claim could be the world's biggest dinosaur footprint ever found, belongs to the Titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur and could have been more than 30m long and 20m tall.

"This is a very rare discovery as it's a well-preserved fossil footprint that is more than a metre long with imprints of its claws," said a statement issued by the Okayama University of Science.

One of several footprints discovered in the vast Mongolian desert, the huge fossil was discovered last month in a geologic layer formed between 70 million and 90 million years ago.

It was naturally cast, as sand flowed into dents that had been left by the creature stomping on the once muddy ground, said researchers.

Remains of a giant animal in the Kemerovo region of Siberia were also discovered by Russian scientists last month. 

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