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MASS. DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT #

Description

Species: Grallator 
Age:Early Jurassic ( 200 Million Years )
Location : ERVING, MASS. ( Mohawk State Park )
Size: 6″ x 5 1/2 “Matrix
Size: Footprints  are 3″  ( middle toe to the heel) x  2 ” from left toe to right toe
Price: 68

Weight: 1

 

This raptor like dinosaur probably stood about 4 to 10 feet tall. Natural fossil is approximately 200 million years old. Beautiful silver &  gray schist type stone  from MASS

Note: Grallator ( means similar to the tracks of the Grallae  or heron – stork family )   Free dinosaur Model  This one  when you purchase one of my Fossil Dinosaur  Footprint

 

Grallator tracks were made by a theropod (carnivorous) dinosaur such as Coelophysis. This track have been well-developed claw impressions on all of the toes. This track has been  highlighted., The tracks are convex
see diagram above to see how footprints are
made and fossilized)

Dinosaur tracks have been chosen as the State Fossils of Massachusetts. This plate contains 2 Tracks that are   ( convex footprint )  sought by many collectors and it wonderfully exhibits the three-toed nature of the dinosaur’s foot and  . The tracks have been slightly darkened for contrast and is extremely well showcased on the plate of matrix. This is a striking example of a collectible dinosaur track that would display well on a shelf or in a display case and  quite rare as we don’t get many  tracks  like this one.

Grallator is an ichnogenus (form taxon based on footprints)( and is thought to be the Coelophysis Dinosaur or Raptor like ) which covers a common type of small, three-toed print made by a variety of bipedal theropod dinosaurs. Grallator-type footprints have been found in formations dating from the Late Triassic through to the early Cretaceous periods. They are found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China, but are most abundant on the east coast of North America. The name of the footprint is not the name of the Dinosaur.

 

 

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