A diner at a restaurant in southwest China noticed large prints imprinted in the ground outside the establishment. Paleontologists were called in to examine the scene and determined that the prints are in fact from dinosaurs. By using a 3D scanner to trace the prints, the paleontologists came to the conclusion that sauropod dinosaurs roamed the restaurant’s land about 100 million years ago. Sauropods were herbivores that had long tails and necks. The discovery is a reminder that fossils can be found anywhere and shows paleontologists how much there is left to be uncovered.
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