The University of Queensland researchers were brought into ‘Australia’s Jurassic Park’, more than five years ago by the aboriginal Goolarabooloo community.
“Nowhere else in the world has as many dinosaurs represented by track that Walmadany does,” Steve Salisbury, a paleontologist at The University of Queensland and lead author of the study, says in a video describing the area.
Included among those many dinosaur tracks is the largest dinosaur footprint ever found. At approximately 1.75 meters long (about 5 feet, 9 inches), the track came from some sort of giant sauropod, a long-necked herbivore.
Thousands of approximately 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints are embedded in a stretch of land that can only be studied at low tide.
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Video: Jurassic Park: World’s largest ever dinosaur footprint found in western Australia