As per a report by TOI, Jainarayan Vyas University, Jodhpur’s geological department of has discovered 150 million-year-old footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaurs in the Thaiyat area of Jaisalmer district.
“Morphologically, footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsesis Theropod dinosaurs are large about 30 cm long, tridactyle, strong with thick toes. Based on the size of footprints the body is estimated to be 1-3m tall and 5-7m in length,” said geologist and scientist Dr Virendra Singh Parihar.
Dinosaurs’ eggs, bones, and teeth were found in India earlier but it’s the first time that the footprints of Eubrontes Gleneronsensis Theropod dinosaurs have been sighted. Previously, fossils of Eubrontes Theropod dinosaurs have been found in France, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Australia and the USA.
This discovery can help provide reasons behind the extinction of dinosaurs. The team reportedly discovered mass mortality horizon (bone bed) containing fossils of dinosaurs, crocodiles, gastropods and fishes from Fategarh formation with magnetic spherules, said the former head of the department of geology, Professor SC Mathur, JNV University.