Age: 205-200 Million Years Old (Early Jurassic) Location: Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts Ichnogenus: Grallator Species: Theropod dinosaur species, possibly podokesaurus or similar Slab Size: 21” x 15” x 1” (positive) & 13” x 8” x 1” Average Footprint Size: 7”x 3”
No. of Tracks: 7+
This is a very impressive fossil dinosaur footprints made by theropod dinosaurs in the early Jurassic similar to/ or what very well could be Podokesaurus holyokensis.
This is a fossil trackway made be a handful of different individuals, which is very uncommon. This specimen is museum quality and very special. It sports both the raised fossil casts created when sediments filled in the true impressions, as well as slab with the true impressions of one of the footprints. This specimen also sports a very rare fossil impression of a tail drag on the opposite side of the raised tracks.
The original footprints were discovered, amongst others, by a farm boy, Pliny Moody. E.B. Hitchcock, a clergyman, described the Grallator footprints and others as evidence of ancient birds. Ever since that initial discovery, the Connecticut River Valley has routinely been the site of a plethora of scientific discoveries dating back to the Late Triassic & Early Jurassic periods.