Dinosaur footprints 'discovered in New Zealand'

Palaeontologists have discovered the first evidence of dinosaurs on New Zealand's South Island -- 70 million-year-old footprints.

While fossil hunters know that dinosaurs were present in ancient New Zealand, which they refer to as Zealandia, the record of their presence is very sketchy.

Now, a team, led by Greg Browne of GNS Science, found the footprints while investigating the properties of the rock and sediment formations in the northwest Nelson region. There are six locations over an area about 10km in length where the footprints appear.

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