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Re: [dinosaur] Smilodon tracks found in Miramar, Argentina

I've been contacted by media about this news story, so here's some additional information.

Unfortunately, I can't provide a direct link to the material posted by the Museo Municipal Punta Hermengo de Miramar. To see the media material (in Spanish), click on the top item under "Ultimas Noticias en Ciencias Naturales!!!"  in the middle of the page (with image of the tracks):


On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 10:05 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:

Ben Creisler

As mentioned on page 33 of the abstract book for the XXX Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados (I sent out the link a few days ago), researchers at the Museo Municipal Punta Hermengo have found very large tracks of a Smilodon populator in rocks on a beach in Miramar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The tracks from the forefeet measure 17.6 cm by 19.2 cm, larger than for  a jaguar or a Bengal tiger. The name Smilodonichnium is being proposed.

For news stories with photos and a video (in Spanish):