Footprints left by three ancient creatures found in diamond mine

November 7, 2014 4:38 AM

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Footprints dated to 118 million years ago were recently found in a diamond mine in Africa, and researchers suggest some are from a mammal that was larger than any thought to have lived during that time.

Scientists believe they have found the tracks of three members of the Cretaceous period, a prehistoric era dating back to about 118 million years ago. The tracks may be from a large, long-necked dinosaur, a crocodile-like creature, and mammal roughly the size of an adult raccoon. Researchers specula...

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