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Footprints of 3 dinosaur species found in Thar desert of Rajasthan


10 Sept 2021

India has rich zoological history with presencec of dinosaurs. In a major discovery, 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. Estimated to be 200 million years old.

The dinosaur species are considered to be of the theropod type, with the distinguishing features of hollow bones and feet with three digits. All the three species, belonging to the early Jurassic period, were carnivorous, said Dr. Parihar.

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