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Five-year-old discovers 130 million-year-old fossilised dinosaur footprint in China

Zherui who is a dinosaur enthusiast attributed the fossilised marking to a bird-like dinosaur and was backed by Xing Lida, dinosaur specialist and deputy professor at the China University of Geosciences.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | October 14, 2020 3:56:10 pm
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A five-year-old boy recently discovered a 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprint while vacationing with parents in a rural village in China. According to a Daily Mail report, Yang Zherui discovered the footprints in south-western China’s Sichuan.

Zherui, who is a dinosaur enthusiast, attributed the footprints to a bird-like dinosaur and was backed by Xing Lida, dinosaur specialist and deputy professor at the China University of Geosciences.

Lida, on October 10, confirmed that the footprint was of Theropods, a bird-like dinosaur with three toes.

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After the expert and his team confirmed fossilised footprints and dated it back to the Cretaceous Period, Lida told Daily Mail that his team will carry out a study and will be arranging an exhibition in the future.

Zherui loves science and has been attending classes about dinosaurs.

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