Trace fossil footprint

Additional images

This print was probably made by the hind legs of a megalosaur, a type of large, meat-eating dinosaur. Megalosaurs could kill giant, plant-eating sauropods. We can identify it from the long, thin toes and a suggestion of a claw impression on the middle one.

 

 

Find out more on the reptiles pages and trace fossils pages.

 

Common name

Trace fossil footprint

Scientific name

Ichnites

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Upper

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Mr Hardy

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00127