X-ray video provides clues on dinosaur tracks and their formation

December 10, 2014 2:43 AM

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X-ray video provides clues on dinosaur tracks and their formation

In an effort to improve our understanding of preserved dinosaur tracks and their formation, American and British researchers used X-ray video techniques to record how a a guniea fowl (a family of birds in the Galliformes order) leaves its prints.

The reason why scientists investigated the tracks made by this particular bird is because birds are directs ancestor of dinosaurs and of a similar size to the Corvipes lacertoideus, which left behind tracks in some sediment approximately 250 million years ago in the northeastern United States.

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