Dinosaur Tracks Discovered in African Diamond Mine

November 5, 2014 8:38 PM

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Diamond miners are all searching for something. Y'know, diamonds. But in one mine in the African country of Angola, something much less shiny but — some would argue — no less valuable emerged: 180-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, plus those of a raccoon-sized mammal and a crocodile.

“These tracks are unique because they are the first vertebrate fossils ever found from the inlands of Angola,” researcher Marco Marzola of the PaleoAngola Project told weather.com. “All the other vertebrate fossils on Angola were found on the coastline.”

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