Paleontologist were amazed when a 4-year-old girl finds a dinosaur footprint on a walk with dad at Bendricks Bay, Wales.
The well-preserved footprint was discovered by Lily Wilder at Bendricks Bay earlier this month, and scientists believe it could help them understand how dinosaurs moved. “Cindy Howells, curator of paleontology at the National Museum Wales, told the BBC that the print, measuring almost four inches long, is “the best specimen ever found on this beach.”
“Lily saw it when they were walking along and said, ‘daddy look,’” said her mother Sally Wilder. “When Richard came home and showed me the photograph, I thought it looked amazing.” The footprint was possibly formed by a dinosaur that was about 75 centimeters (29.5 inches) high and 2.5 meters (about 8 feet) long.
“Its spectacular preservation may help scientists establish more about the actual structure of their feet as the preservation is clear enough to show individual pads and even claw impressions,” National Museum Wales said in a statement. The south Wales group of the Geologists’ Association called it “the best site in Britain for dinosaur tracks of the Triassic Period”.