Paleontology

What Can We Learn From Dinosaur Footprints?

When we think about dinosaur research, we usually just think of fossilized bones. But bones can't tell us a lot about behavior. That's where footprints come in handy. We can tell if certain species were herd animals or if they rolled solo, and sometimes we can even estimate how fast they could move. But one find on Scotland's Isle of Skye may have changed some of our most basic assumptions about how sauropods—those classic long-neck dinosaurs—lived.

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Written By Curiosity Staff June 14, 2017