113-million-year-old dinosaur tracks just discovered in Texas

“Under normal river conditions, these newer tracks are underwater and are commonly filled in with sediment, making them buried and not as visible,” Garcia said. “Being able to find these discoveries and experience new dinosaur tracks is always an exciting time at the park!”

The video, shared over 6,900 times as of Aug. 21, caught many users’ attention online- sparking debate and feeding imaginations.

“I must have watched too many Jurassic Park movies because I am getting nervous that he is spending all his time looking down at tracks and none looking over his shoulder,” one user commented.

Whose tracks are these?

Stephanie Salinas Garcia said these tracks mainly belong to Acrocanthosaurus, a theropod, and a Sauroposeidon, a sauropod. An Acrocanthosaurus would stand about 15 feet tall (4.57 m) as an adult and weigh approximately seven tons. On the other hand, a sauroposeidon would be about 60 feet tall (18.288 m) and weigh nearly 44 tons.

In video: 113-million-year-old dinosaur tracks just discovered in Texas

Sauroposeidon proteles and an Acrocanthosaurus.

Although the tracks are visible, it is thought that they will disappear with the coming heavy rain or erosion.

“While they will soon be buried again by the rain and the river, Dinosaur Valley State Park will continue to protect these 113-million-year-old tracks not only for the present but future generations,” Garcia said.

Tracking dinosaurs

Located in Dallas, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a pretty good place to observe dinosaurs’ lives. In addition to being a state park, it is also a National Natural Landmark.

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