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Dinosaur Tracks Go on Display at Oxfordshire Museum

It can be a long road from the quarry to the exhibition site for some fossils. Most of what is collected is put in storage rather than placed on display, but even exceptional specimens can take a long time to prepare for their public debut. Such was the case with a series of dinosaur tracks found i...

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A dinosaur track from Glen Rose, Texas. Some of the tracks at the Oxfordshire Museum resemble this type. From Flickr user mcdlttx.


It can be a long road from the quarry to the exhibition site for some fossils. Most of what is collected is put in storage rather than placed on display, but even exceptional specimens can take a long time to prepare for their public debut. Such was the case with a series of dinosaur tracks found in a landfill in England which have now gone on display in the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.

The tracks, made by a large theropod and a sauropod, form the centerpiece of the new "Dinosaur Garden" exhibit. They will be accompanied by life-like reconstructions of the dinosaurs Megalosaurus and Cetiosaurus, even though it is impossible to know for sure which dinosaurs made these tracks.
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