MASS. DINOSAUR TRACK THE REAL FOSSIL

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Description

Species:  Grallator
Location: MT. TOM ,MASS.
AGE: LATE TRIASSIC TO EARLY JURASSIC

Size:: ( Matrix ) 5.5″ X 4″”
Size :
  Footprint ” this side of the rock  is 2 CONVEX FOOTPRINTS . THE LARGEST PRINT BEING 3″ (from the middle toe to the heel)  AND ( 2″ from the left toe  to the right toe )
ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS PLATE YOU HAVE A 1 CONCAVE GRALLATOR TRACK THAT IS 4″ (from the middle toe to the heel) AND ( 3″ from the left toe  to the right toe )

PICTURES OF MT.TOM ARE LOCATED NEXT TO THE SINGLE FOOTPRINT MT. TOM IS BASALT IN NATURE BUT WE COLLECT IN THE VALLEY WHICH INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOLYOKE.

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

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. Coelophysis is the name of the dinosaur attributed to the name  of the track.

These  tracks  have been well-developed claw impressions on two of the toes. These  tracks  has been  highlighted., The tracks  are Concave footprints ( see diagram above to see how footprints are made and fossilized). The name of the of the Dinosaur Footprint is Grallator and name of  Dinosaur is  Coelophysis .

Also you see a picture that shows you Turkey Tracks in the snow  that I photographed 3 winters ago , does it look amazing that the dinosaur tracks look similar to the turkey or a dead ringer for the turkey tracks there’s only 200 million years separating them !!!!!!!!