Trace fossil footprint

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This dinosaur footprint was probably made by an iguanodon, suggested by the broad, wide toe prints which are different from the carnivorous dinosaur tracks. Packs of Iguanodon roamed Cretaceous swamps and forests, eating cycads and other vegetation. They walked on two legs most of the time (but with a different stride to us) and could be over four metres tall.  


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

Common name

Trace fossil footprint

Scientific name

Ichnites

Type

Trace Fossils


Strata

Wealdon Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Mr Hardy

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G..00128