Dinosaur tracks found in northeast China’s Jilin Province

Dinosaur tracks have been found in northeast China’s Jilin Province, according to an announcement by scientists from China, the Republic of Korea and the United States.


The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing City in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian, Jilin in August 2015.

“The tracks include footprints of hadrosaurs that are 55 centimeters long. The trackmaker’s body could have reached 7 meters long,” Xing Lida, associate professor from China University of Geosciences, told Xinhua.

Several tracks of carnivorous dinosaurs were also discovered with various footprint sizes ranging from 43 to 21 centimeters, Xing said.

The discovery will help with research to understand the region’s landscape during the Cretaceous period, Xing added.



(Xinhua contributed for this report from China, edited by Alad Von Dari via VOP)