Huge Grand Canyon Cliff Collapsed And Reveal Strange Prehistoric Fossilized Tracks

This finding happened as a result of a Grand Canyon wall collapse, which revealed that two creatures passed this precise spot 313 million years ago.

To everyone’s dismay, this was only discovered in 2016 by Allan Krill, a Norwegian geologist who was visiting the site with his University of Nevada students.

CNN reported his story, and as you can see, it was well worth a news feature right away, especially considering the fact that this is by far the oldest line of fossilized tracks ever discovered in the Grand Canyon.

He didn’t have the equipment or the wherewithal to investigate the tracks when he initially discovered them, so he took as many images as he could and sent them to his colleague Stephen Rowland to ensure that he knew the truth about the find before anybody else.

That’s how he discovered that they are the Grand Canyon’s oldest vertebrate traces, which is no small achievement since there are hundreds, if not thousands, of them dispersed throughout the canyon.

The creatures that left the traces are still unknown, but we do know that they walked in a lateral-sequence walk pattern, which means they moved their legs from one side first, then the other, similar to how current cats and dogs walk about slowly.


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