Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site, AZ

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

BLM scientists investigated this area last last fall and found tens of thousands of tracks, ranging from bird-size footprints to others left by animals that were probably 20 feet long.

“The site is considered outstanding for the quality and size of the tracks, the diversity of animals represented and the range of time they were created,” Titus said.

The tracks have been linked to three-toed species similar to the horned Dilophosaurus and five-toed animals similar to crocodiles.

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

The area, about the size of a football field, is covered with perhaps thousands of prehistoric footprints from the Jurassic period probably an oasis where early Jurassic dinosaurs found water and relief from desert-like temperatures when the region was covered with the largest sand desert the world has known. tracks left behind millions of years ago near southern Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes.

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site

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Published in: on January 19, 2009 at 5:16 AM  Comments Off on Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site, AZ  
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