|Today I took some photographs of some new dinosaur
tracks we discovered October 30, 2009 in Glen Rose, Texas. The
tracks are in a thin crusty layer between two gray shale layers. There are
two separate theropod (?) trackways oriented at "233 degrees and 216
degrees" and some more randomly oriented sauropod tracks. These
layers are evidently part of the tidal flats environment recorded in the
upper Glen Rose formation. More professional study is required to
make a proper determination though. If the currently exposed track
layer continues to the east they could run for 200 feet. There are
also more trackways preserved at different levels at this locality.
See also more pictures from Jan. 24, 2010 where Roger Fry member of the Dallas Paleontological Society takes some preliminary measurements.
In January-May 2010 several local professional paleontologists were notified about these tracks. Click Here for more info.
These new tracks are named in honor of a special girl by the land owner. Paleontologist Jerry Jacene, who also discovered the tracks, is currently working to develop the site as a future dinosaur tracks Park for the City of Glen Rose.
|The theropod (3-toe) tracks are certain.
The sauropod (round) tracks are speculative.