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Geologist: Prehistoric reptile left tracks at Grand Canyon


November 25, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A geology professor from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said he recently identified fossilized tracks from a reptile along a popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park, a newspaper reported.

Professor Steve Rowland theorized that the tracks belong to a primitive reptile the size of a baby alligator and date back about 315 million years, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday.

The 28 footprints run diagonally across a boulder on the edge of the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail.

Rowland shared his findings at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual m...

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