8 Hard-To-Forget Facts About Australia
Lark Quarry is located in Australia and is the site of the world’s only known record of a dinosaur stampede. The fossilized footprints look to depict a predator causing a chaotic stampede of around 150 two-legged dinosaurs. The traditional story is that a theropod, Tyrannosauropus, stalked and chased chicken-sized Coelurosaurs and emu-sized Wintonopus.
The theropod is thought to be 10 meters long with 50 centimeter feet. Soon after the stampede happened, water began to rise over the tracks and covered them with sandy sediments before the mud had dried. Buried beneath sand and mud, the footprints were preserved as the lakes rose and fell over the years.
The footprints were discovered in the 1960s by a station manager in the nearby Seymour Quarry. A roof was placed over the footprints to preserve them after being excavated, but weathering continued to damage them. So, in 2002 a building was constructed around the quarry to protect and preserve the finding.