Age: 205-200 Million Years Old (Early Jurassic) Location: Connecticut River Valley, CT Ichnogenus: Grallator Species: Unknown Theropod Dinosaur Species Slab Size: 16” x 8.5” x 2” Footprint Size: 5.3”x 3”
This is a very impressive fossil dinosaur footprint made by a small theropod dinosaur from the early Jurassic! This specimen was Self-collected on a private property along the Connecticut River Valley near Middletown, CT.
The first footprints of the Connecticut River Valley were discovered, amongst others, by a farm boy, Pliny Moody. E.B. Hitchcock, a clergyman, described the Anomoepus footprints and others as evidence of ancient birds. They have since been identified as belonging to a dinosaur, probably an ornithischian, as indicated by the number of toes and the absence of claws on the rear digits. Trackways assigned to Anomoepus from Western Australia, Poland and Czech Republic have also been described. Anomoepus is the name of the footprint, not of the dinosaur, the identity of which remains unknown.