New San Antonio dinosaur tracks may be 110M years old

SAN ANTONIO (NBC/WOAI) — An amazing discovery was recently made in San Antonio. More than 100 new dinosaur tracks were found within Government Canyon State Natural Area. In the past few weeks, about 150 dinosaur tracks were discovered. The tracks are believed to be 110 million years old.

The majority of the foot prints are believed to be left by Acrocanthosaurus and Sauroposeidon dinosaurs. Now, if you plan to see the tracks for yourself, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials warn, it’s about a 5-mile hike over some very rugged terrain: 2 ½ miles there, and 2 1/2 miles back.

For those who aren’t hikers, the Witte Museum will open an exhibit in 2017 called Dinosaur Hall. It will feature a complete Acrocanthosaurus skeleton and molds of its footprints.

“Some of the areas have always been under water or covered by mud, and so just in the last few weeks, we’ve uncovered them and exposed about 150 new dinosaur tracks that we didn’t know about before,” said Witte Museum Paleontology and Geology curator Dr. Thomas Adams.

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