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Geology site description:
In Lark Quarry in northeastern Australia dinosaur tracks have been found of a group of running animals. The tracks were formed during the Cretaceous period and are about 95 million years old. About 3,300 steps made by roughly 150 animals have been found.
Research has shown that the species Skartopus, Wintonopus and Tyrannosauropus have walked here. The traces have been preserved because they were made in soft mud, which was later covered with new sediment. The smaller species were running in a group. It seems that the predator Tyrannosauropus was hunting the other animals.
The tracks are covered to preserve them. The building and its park are managed by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service. See the Website.
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Lark quarry is located in central Queensland in the north of Australia, about 110 kilometers south of Winston.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this geology site.
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Museum: Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways
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