A footprint left 200 million years ago is preserved in sandstone, one of hundreds under the dome of the Dinosaur State Park Exhibit Center. The tracks were uncovered by a bulldozer working on a state construction project in 1966. After the site was carefully excavated the dome of the exhibit center was erected over the tracks, preserving them just as they were discovered. Although no bones have been discovered to positively determine which dinosaur left the prints, scientists believethe most likely candidate was similar to the Dilophosaurus, a small carnivorous reptile from the early Jurassic period.
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