Fossil Dinosaur Footprint / Possible Baryonyx / Scotland (VERY rare!)
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Age: Approximately 130-122 Million Years Old (Early Cretaceous)
Location: Near Cromarty, Scotland
Species: *POSSIBLE* young or juvenile Baryonyx
*Comes with documentation of authenticity and Baryonyx model*
This raised Fossil impression of a Theropod Dinosaur Track was found in the Summer of 2017 while fossil hunting throughout the United Kingdom. This track was found near Cromarty, Scotland in which the area is rich in Jurassic-Aged fossils, and a few Cretaceous outcrops. Cromarty was made famous by the tragic geologist named Hugh Miller. I was actually Ammonite Hunting on the private property of one of my pals when I was shome the fossil Cretaceous trackways. This is one the raised impressions that had broken out of the Trackway at some point that I was allowed to keep for myself, as actually hammering into the trackways is understandably forbidden. I only had permission to take a few of the natural casts (as raised Fossil Dinosaur Tracks are called) that had popped out of the the concave impression. Natural casts, or raised impression, are fossil casts that are created when sedimentary deposits fill in an existing fossil Trackway.
After backpacking Scotland a bit, I eventually made my way to Bristol, England and met with a friend who is a Paleontologist for the Bristol Natural History Museum. After studying the tracks, he indicated that they were very similar to the UK Dinosaur known as Baryonyx, and therefore could have been made by a young Baryonyx or a Dinosaur like it. I included a photo to the photos section of Baryonyx’s footprint shape. I then gave the museum three of the raised impressions and kept only two. While the other is in my personal collection, this one is up for grabs.