Unique Lot beach full of dinosaur footprints

What a Pterosaur looks like
An artist’s impression of a pterosaur in Jurassic Lot

There is a special beach in central France that is unlike any other anywhere in the world and it has revealed new information about life on Earth 150 million years ago

During the Jurassic period, sea covered much of what is now France. One of its shorelines was at Crayssac in the Lot, near Cahors.

There was a tropical climate and the Earth was teeming with life, not just huge dinosaurs but also smaller reptiles including the flight-capable ‘winged lizard’ pterosaur. For the past 20 years palaeontologists have been revealing and studying thousands of their fossilised footprints captured in those muddy shores millions of years ago on what ...

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