Mossy Fossil Dinosaur Footprint / Jurassic / Connecticut River Valley
Ships from Massachusetts!
Age: 200 Million Years Old
Location: Connecticut River Valley, Connecticut
Species: Unknown Theropods
Moss-Covered Dinosaur Footprint! This is a raised impression, otherwise known as a Natural Cast. This is caused when sediments fill in an existing footprint, and then later break out of that footprint. This fossil is 200-Million-Years-Old, and has been exposed to the elements for quite some time for moss to grow over it. The dinosaur species that made it is relatively unknown, but believed to be Podokesaurus.
Moss can be easily removed, or occasionally sprayed with a spray bottle to keep nice and green.
Recently and legally collected in private property along the Connecticut River Valley. This is the fossil impressions of a Theropod (raptor) that existed some 200 Million Years Ago. The species that made these tracks is relatively unknown to science, but it can be said safely that these tracks were made by at least two species when comparing the size and shape. I wonder where they were off to?
These are Raised impressions which are created when new Sediments cover the original impressions and harden within them. On occasion when you split this Jurassic shale, you will get both the original negative impressions as well as these Raised casts. These tracks have been lightly polished with a clear sealant to help pop them out. The sealant May be washed or peeled off so the fossil can revert to its original state.