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Wintonopus


Wintonopus



Wintonopus is an ichnogenus of dinosaur footprint.

Although dinosaur fossils are generally rare in Australia compared to some other places in the world, we do have some of the world's best preserved and most abundant dinosaur trackways.

In particular, footprints found in central Queensland at Lark Quarry near Winton and along the coastline north of Broome in Western Australia have provided scientists with lots of information about the way in which dinosaurs may have moved and lived that wouldhave been very difficult to learn about in any other way.

Some dinosaur species are known only by their footprints, which have been preserved in ancient mud. The names of these footprints all end in '-opus', which means 'foot of'. Australia has several dinosaurs known only from their footprints.

  

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