Dinosaur track from France (Coelophysis)

Dinosaur track from France (Coelophysis)

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Quick Overview

This track displays excellent detail throughout.
A nice little addition for anyone's collection.

Measurements: Plate ~6-1/4" High x 6-1/4" Wide x 1-1/4" Deep
Actual track: ~2-1/4 wide x 4-1/4" long
Location: Bordeaux, France
Time Period: Late Jurassic ~195 myo

More Information:

Coelophysis is a small dinosaur that lived approximately 200 million years ago in the Late Triassic Period. It was originally discovered in 1881 by David Baldwin. 8 years later it would get its official name from Edward Cope. He named it Coelophysis—which means “hollow form”–because this dinosaur had hollow bones. This dinosaur was about 9 feet long, 3 feet high and weighed about 100 pounds at most. Coelophysis is believed to look like a long-legged bird and it belonged to a meat eating group of dinosaur species called theropods. Like most species in that group it walked on its hind legs. It is believed to have hunted by snapping up prey with its long narrow jaw. In the late 1940’s Coelophysis fossils were discovered in New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch Quarry. So many of these dinosaurs were found in that particular location (thousands of them to be exact) that New Mexico would make this dinosaur their state fossil in 1981.