A Gigantic Discovery

May 4, 2018
Ancient dinosaur footprints were discovered on the island of Skye, in Scotland.
PAIGE DEPOLO

Scientists have discovered ancient dinosaur footprints. The tracks were found on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland. They are about 170 million years old.

About 50 fossilized footprints have been found. “The more we look on the isle of Skye, the more dinosaur footprints we find,” says Stephen Brusatte. He is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh. He was part of the team that studied the footprints.

The tracks come from two types of dinosaurs: sauropods and theropods. The tracks are teaching researchers new things about the prehistoric creatures.