Age: 205-200 Million Years Old (Early Jurassic)
Location: Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts
Ichnogenus: Anomoepus & Grallator
Species: Theropod dinosaur species, possibly podokesaurus or similar
Slab Size: 17” x 15” x 1” (Negative) & 13” x 20” x 2”
Footprint Size: 8”x 5”
No. of Tracks:
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 grest quality. 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 is very rare that both sides survive the extraction process.
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.