Due to lack of water, hitherto hidden dinosaur footprints probably around 113 million years old have come to light in a dry riverbed, a park official in Texas, United States, reported Tuesday. 

These deep tracks were previously buried, filled with sediment and covered with water — causing helped in their conservation.

“Due to excessively dry conditions this summer, the river has dried up completely in most places, which has revealed new tracks in the park,” said Stephanie Salinas Garcia, of the Department in charge of parks. and wildlife of Texas. 

Their discovery delighted the employees of this park, located near the city of Dallas and named Dinosaur Valley” due to the presence of numerous dinosaur tracks within its enclosure.

It could be one of the longest sequences of dinosaur footprints in the world, according to the caption of these impressive images posted by the park on social networks. It shows volunteers helping to clean them up so they can be better distinguished.

“Most of the tracks that have recently been discovered in various places along the river in the park were left by an Acrocanthosaurus,” said clarified Stephanie Salinas Garcia. Adult, this theropod could measure five meters and weigh seven tons.

Sauroposeidon is the other species of dinosaurs that left its mark in the park , and could with its long neck measure up to 18 meters high and weigh 44 tons as an adult.

“Dinosaur tracks in the park date back 113 million years,” added Stephanie Salinas Garcia.

The park opened in 1972 in order to protect these ancient traces, according to its site. 

But the curious will not be able to admire these new prehistoric footsteps for long, because they will soon be covered with water again with the arrival of the rain.