Number or identified Footprints: 24 polished, multiple unpolished as to not obscure the strongest tracks (will outline them in chalk if you’d like)
Recently and legally collected in private property along the Connecticut River Valley near Middletown, CT. This is the fossil impression of a Theropod (raptor) that existed some 210 Million Years Ago. The species that made these tracks is relatively unknown to science, but it can be said safely that this was made by a carnivorous theropod, and that these were two separate individuals. The large footprint belongs to the ichnogenus Eubrontes, which was a large theropod believed to be Dilophosaurus, or a dinosaur similar. On the back side are a number of raised tracks that were created when new sediment washed into an earlier trackway.
This specimen has been lightly polished with a brown shoe polish to help pop it out. The polish can be washed of so the fossil can revert to its original state. The polish is semi-permanent if not washed, or exposed to outdoor elements for prolonged amount of time.