FOOTSTEPS of a Stegosaurus found in Asturias are thought to be the largest-known to date.
Experts from the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) found a footprint yesterday in the cliffs of Cape Lastres that is bigger than any other seen so far.
According to scientific director of the MUJA, José Carlos García Ramos, the Stegosaurus lived in the high Jurassic era between 144 and 156 million years ago in what is now North America and Europe.
They were around nine metres long and weighed about two tonnes.
García Ramos says up until now, footprints of up to 40 centimetres in length have been found, but yesterday’s discovery is over half a metre long.
The footprint, which is over 150 million years old, would have belonged to an eight-metre-long, 3.5-metre-high Stegosaurus.
It was found in a 70-kilo block of stone, which will be displayed in the museum.
García Ramos says dinosaur discoveries were ‘relatively common’ in Asturias, and the MUJA has the largest collection of Stegosaurus remains in Europe.
He revealed that numerous other examples are frequently found in Yorkshire, England.