6" Grallator Dinosaur Track

6" Grallator Dinosaur Track

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Well preserved dinosaur trackways like this are an excellent value that provide a unique addition to anyone's collection, or home / office decor. This specimen is about as well preserved as you can find, with excellent detail from its heel, throughout each digit. Its matrix canvass is comprised of a mix of neutral and warm coloration that compliments the footprint nicely.

Measurements: ~6" High x 5-1/2" Wide x 1" Deep
Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts
Time Period: Early Jurassic ~200 Million Years Old

More Information:

Grallator is an "ichnogenus" (A genus known only from fossil footprints), which covers several types of theropod dinosaurs, dating back to the late Triassic - early Cretaceous time periods. Grallator trackways have been found on most continents, but the Northeast coast of the North American continent holds the overwhelming majority of footprints. In fact, the state fossil of Massachusetts is the Grallator track-way. Directly translated, Grallator means "stilt walker". The exact species of the dinosaur legs that make a Grallator footprint is normally very difficult to determine with total certainty. Although Grallator footprints are three-toed, the dinosaur making the track most likely had 4 or 5 toes on its foot. Most of the pressure however was applied to the middle front toes due to the animal's gait.Sometimes it's possible to narrow down a particular Grallator species by matching the foot-print size with dinosaur material discovered in the same locality. That can give reveal clues as to what dinosaur may have created a particular Grallator trackway.