SEOUL - A two-toed footprint has been found that proves dromaeosaurs (or raptors) lived in Korea.
It is reported here that the unique footprint was found in 100 - 110 million year old strata at a site in Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (South central Korea).
The fossil is unique as it is only the fourth raptor footprint fossil found worldwide, along with ones from USA and China.
Palaeontologists think the footprint belongs to a raptor because only the impression shows only two of its three walking toes. The third inner toe carried the infamous "killer claw" and was held off the ground (presumably to keep the claw sharp).
I have also discovered that there are many sites of fossil footprints and egg shells and nests in southern Korea. Check back for further updates on these finds.
So it seems that dinosaurs have followed me to Korea!
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