4" Grallator Variabilis Dinosaurs Tracks Foot Prints Jurassic Age France COA, Stand
VLocation: Languedoc Roussllion, France
Weight: 3 Pounds 15 Ounces
Dimensions: 7.5 Inches Long, 6.5 Inches Wide, 1 Inch Thick. (Matrix)
Foot Print Dimensions: 4 Inches Tall, 3.4 Inches Wide
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Lower Jurassic Age 200 Million Years Old.
Grallator is an ichnogenus, meaning it is a genus that is represented by only footprints. There are no fossil remains which have been identified as belonging to this animal. Grallator means "stilt walker," but since no fossil remains have been found, they don't know how long its legs were. The prefix "Grallae" refers to the bird group that includes herons and storks (long-legged wading birds). It is likely that Grallator Variabilis resembled a Coelophysis.
Grallator footprints are found in Canada, the northeast coast of the United States, and Europe. Their footprints are three-toed and are usually two to six inches long. Their discoverer, Edward Hitchcock, gave the name Grallator in 1858. The slates and shale of southern France, where this track is from, probably represent low-lying areas or very shallow tidal expanses. Grallator was a theropod and as such, theropod attributes were assigned to it. It is a carnivore and hasreproduced by laying eggs. It was most likely a solitary animal since Grallator trackways are usually those of a single animal.