Rare fossilized footprints discovered in diamond mine

November 6, 2014 4:09 PM

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Rare fossilized footprints discovered in diamond mine

Don’t you just hate it when you’re mining for diamonds but you keep finding rare fossils instead?

That’s been the case in the Catoca mine in Angola, which has produced tracks from prehistoric dinos, crocs, and mammals recently. The mammal tracks are particularly interesting to researchers because of their size. The footprints appear to be left by an animal about the size of a modern-day raccoon....

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