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Dinosaur Tracks in the Lower Cenomanian of Jerusalem

Abstract

As has been announced by the newspaper Press, dinosaur tracks were recently discovered in the vicinity of Jerusalem. Dinosaur foot-prints are relatively rare; at present, they are known in the world probably from no more than about thirty localities. The present discovery is the first not only in Israel but also in the whole Near and Middle East. The nearest foot-print localities are in Caucasian Georgia, the Yugoslav island of Brioni and south Tunisia. In this particular case, the dinosaur footprints are of Lower Cenomanian age; no more than five findings are known of this period.

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AVNIMELECH, M. Dinosaur Tracks in the Lower Cenomanian of Jerusalem. Nature 196, 264 (1962). https://doi.org/10.1038/196264a0

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