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Theropod footprint, looks like. Maybe a juvenile or post-hatchling. Not sure which species. Where was the beach in question?

Near tampa Fl. I regret leaving it there. Its hard to see but the middle toe was significantly longer, at least 7 inches.

Well, you may have found evidence of theropods in Appalachia (the island continent on the Eastern edge of the Western inland sea). Appalachiasaurus (a type of early Tyrannosaur) and Acrocanthosaurus have been found in Alabama and South Carolina, so why not Florida?


The longer middle toe might have been made by the animal stepping and sliding forward slightly in mud. But other than the possibility of it being a theropod, it could also be from a prosauropod. Some of their tracks look similar to later carnivores.

I’m willing to bet it was from a Theropod, though. It’s bird-like enough to make me feel it’s a safe guess.


…And then I tilted it slightly diagonal and it started to look like a hadrosaur or iguanodontid track. If the first/second digits weren’t cut away like that, I could tell you for sure. LOL I really want to say Theropod at this point, though, based on the heel and general shape, even though the digits are deformed.

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Good to see you back @Dalek62771. I had wondered where you had gotten to. :slight_smile:

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I was just going to suggest eoraptor or coelophysis, but I think those are american

The track was found in Tampa, Florida. So it’s from the US.

I didn’t go far, Colin. Just had to get on with adulting.

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For those of you who missed it on Halloween, here’s a link to the first part of my special reveal of the top 13 scariest (or strange) dinos ever:

And here is the link to part 2:

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I’ve seen them but thanks again for the links

Also, what is the scolosaurus

Scolosaurus was an early ankylosaur. Some scientists think that it was either an offshoot of the nodosaur group of early ankylosaurs or something in between an ankylosaur and a nodosaur. stegos, nodos and Ankys are all in the thyreophoran group.


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Not to change the theme of the thread but just in case you’re stressed or salty; enjoy

I found this

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I think Bajadasaurus looks more awesome with that punk hairstyle.:rofl:

@Ned can you tell your designers to add this new dino in game?
It’s closely relative to Amargasaurus, so they can share the same basic 3D model.


Oh wow! A new Dicraeosaurid! Good one, Tarbo!

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It looks like amargasaurus, but the “spikes?” on the neck are inverted

Edit: I think that’s what you meant to say, oops

Probably a common, we have 3 rares and 2 epics, we need another common tank

Reading back this comment, I’ve noticed something: when you said all pterosaurs seem to represent females EXCEPT tupandactylus, I thought you forgot another pterosaur: Tapejara

I think it’s funny that tupandactylus looks a lot like the tapejara in walking with dinosaurs, to be honest…