Trace fossil footprint
Proof of beasts
This is one of a number of recently-discovered footprints in East Devon. They provide further evidence that large reptiles once roamed through the Triassic deserts in which the red rocks formed. They were made by weird animals, just at the start of the evolution of the dinosaurs. One day someone is going to find a very substantial skeleton in these Triassic rocks, so long as people continue to search for them. This specimen is the front or ‘manus’ footprint, but others are from the rear or ‘pes’ print (see lower image).
Find out more on the reptiles pages.