January 31 – Recently, a 4-year-old girl in the UK made a major discovery.
While walking with her family, she found dinosaur footprint fossils 220 million years ago, which made paleontologists around the world very excited.
According to NBC on the 31st, little girl Lily Wilder saw a well-preserved dinosaur footprint on a low rock while walking along the beach in Wales, England, with her father and her pet dog.
The little girl’s mother said that the rock was about the same height as Lily’s shoulder.
She happened to see it and excitedly asked her father to come to see it. Her father took a picture and told the expert of the discovery.
Cyndi Howells, director of the National Museum of Wales and paleontologist, said that dinosaur footprints are 220 million years old.
Although it is impossible to accurately determine which dinosaur left the footprint of 10cm, some information can be understood.
She believes that this may be left by a dinosaur about 75 centimeters tall and 2.5 meters long after standing.
This dinosaur is either slender, with a tail dragged back, walks on two hind legs, and can hunt other small animals and insects autonomously.
The footprints found this time can help scientists understand how dinosaurs walk.
Howells told reporters that the little girl’s discovery provided very useful clues. “It’s really great. It’s really amazing.
You can see all the details and joint positions of dinosaur muscles from this footprint.
The National Museum of Wales is currently closed due to the pandemic.
When it reopens, the little girl and her class will be invited to visit, and her name will be marked as an official discoverer.