LAS VEGAS – professor of geology from the University & # 39; Nevada, Las Vegas, said recently identified fossilized tracks of reptiles along popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park, the newspaper reported.
Professor Steve Rowland teorizza the tracks belong to primitive reptile the size & # 39; baby alligator and go back about 315 million years, the Review-Journal & # 39; Las Vegas reported Thursday.
The footprints run by 28 & # 39; diagonal way on boulder on the edge of the Grand Canyon & # 39; s Bright Angel Trail.
Rowland communicates his findings at the annual meeting of the Society of Paleontology of vertebrate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He hopes to bring in scientific document & # 39; January.
He first saw the pictures of the last year during a family holiday and said he "proved to be quite extraordinary." He said he listened & # 39; for another ġeologu to spottedhom during hike in 2016.
Scientists x & # 39; probably never know exactly what kind of & # 39; animal left the tracks, Rowland said, adding that he thinks the creature & # 39; Lizard of & # 39; about 2 feet (0.6 meters) long, similar to Galapagos iguana.
He said he spoke with & # 39; park officials on x & # 39; boulder to do with the pictures and would like to see moved from the canyon and added with & # 39; museum.
"More than likely it will not happen", said the spokesman Kari Cobb Park.
She said removing rocks and wrietha x & # 39; anywhere else disagrees with the mission of the National Park Service to preserve the resources in their natural state.
"But we going interpretative sign to say to people that we are looking," said Cobb.
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