Chongqing Forest Park is now”chicken feet”, paleontologists rushed to investigate, its life experience is unusual
Dinosaurs appeared on the earth more than 200 million years ago, and ruled the earth’s biosphere for more than 100 million years. In such a long period of time, dinosaurs left many traces on the earth, enabling modern Homo sapiens to follow these traces to find them and Understand them. Among them, the most common method for humans to study dinosaurs is to excavate dinosaur fossils and then conduct research on dinosaur fossils. But sometimes ordinary people will find some traces related to dinosaurs outdoors. For example, some people find”chicken feet” in forest parks.
According to reports, a rock climber in Chongqing found a peculiar footprint while climbing in Chongqing Gele Mountain National Forest Park some time ago. This footprint looks like chicken feet, but the length of each toe in the footprint is almost the same, and the footprint has only three toes, so it seems that it is not a chicken feet footprint. What animal is that footprint? The paleontologists from the Ministry of Natural Resources of Chongqing went to the forest park after learning the news. What did they find?
According to geologists, paleontologists and many other experts, the footprints are indeed not the footprints of modern organisms, but more likely to be the footprints of dinosaurs. One of the researchers said that the footprint belongs to the Kayan Tower footprint, most of which were formed in the Jurassic period. Kayanta footprints are rare in Asia, but are more common in America, Europe, Africa and other regions. The Kayanta found in Chongqing this time will help paleontologists to study the distribution of dinosaurs during the Jurassic period. So what is Kayan Tower?
Paleontology The footprints of those dinosaurs that had three toes but walked on two feet are called”Kayanta footprints”. This kind of footprint is relatively large, but the toe marks are not clear. According to paleontologists, most of the Kayan Tower footprints are distributed in the Jurassic strata. Because Kayan Tower is widely distributed in North America, Europe and other places, it is also an ideal carrier for paleontologists to study dinosaurs.
So what kind of dinosaurs did the footprints in Chongqing Forest Park belong to? Judging from past archaeological experience, if the Kayenta footprint appears in North America, then the footprint is basically theropod dinosaur. In China, past archaeological discoveries about dinosaurs told Chinese archaeologists that the footprints of the Kayan Tower in China are more likely to belong to the”Chinese Dragon”. The appearance of the Chinese dragon is somewhat different from other kinds of dinosaurs. It has two crowns on its head, and its length can reach 5 or 6 meters.
Therefore, the archaeologists speculate that the”chicken feet” footprints found this time may be Chinese dragons, because the length of the footprints corresponding to the footprints is also within the range of 5-6 meters. If the footprints are really Chinese dragons, why are their footprints similar to those of chickens today? Does this hide the relationship between chickens and dinosaurs? The archaeologists said that this is only one of many speculations, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs remains to be verified before conclusive evidence is obtained.
With the continuous development of human archaeology, humans will have a deeper understanding of dinosaurs than they are now.