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Stegosaurus shock: World’s oldest collection of dinosaur’s footprints discovered on Skye

Stegosaurus shock: World’s oldest collection of dinosaur’s footprints discovered on Skye 1

The discovery means the site at Brothers’ Point, dubbed Rubha nam Brathairean in Gaelic, is now recognised as one of the oldest-known fossil records of this major dinosaur group found anywhere in the world.

Paige dePolo, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences, who led the study, said: “These new track sites help us get a better sense of the variety of dinosaurs that lived near the coast of Skye during the middle Jurassic than what we can glean from the island’s body fossil record.

“In particular, deltapodus tracks give good evidence that stegosaurs lived on Skye at this time.”

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