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The National Park Service has shared a photo of a colossal footprint found in Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska.

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A titanic footprint found in a remote Alaskan national monument is the first evidence that a Tyrannosaurus rex once roamed there, park rangers say.

“RAWR!” Rangers at Katmai National Park, which also oversees Anyakchak National Monument, tweeted from photo of footprints.

“If you saw it, would you recognize it as a track?” – wrote the rangers. Researchers knew that dinosaurs once lived in what is now Alaska, but the footprint provides the first evidence that T. rex was among them.

The Anyakchak National Monument is “one of the the wildest and the least visited places in the national park system,” the rangers said.

It surrounds Aniakchak Volcano in the Aleutian Range in southwest Alaska.

Katmai National Park is nearby contains fossils “Plants, vertebrates and invertebrates” for millions of years, the park reports.

Many of the fossils are found in the Naknek Formation, the park’s largest geologic formation, which dates back to the Jurassic period.

But the formation also includes Cretaceous fossils similar to those found duck-billed dinosaurs in the Anyakchak National Monument.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.



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Titanic’s footprint found in Alaska National Monument

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The National Park Service has shared a photo of a colossal footprint found in Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska.

National Park Service

A titanic footprint found in a remote Alaskan national monument is the first evidence that a Tyrannosaurus rex once roamed there, park rangers say.

“RAWR!” Rangers at Katmai National Park, which also oversees Anyakchak National Monument, tweeted from photo of footprints.

“If you saw it, would you recognize it as a track?” – wrote the rangers. Researchers knew that dinosaurs once lived in what is now Alaska, but the footprint provides the first evidence that T. rex was among them.

The Anyakchak National Monument is “one of the the wildest and the least visited places in the national park system,” the rangers said.

It surrounds Aniakchak Volcano in the Aleutian Range in southwest Alaska.

Katmai National Park is nearby contains fossils “Plants, vertebrates and invertebrates” for millions of years, the park reports.

Many of the fossils are found in the Naknek Formation, the park’s largest geologic formation, which dates back to the Jurassic period.

But the formation also includes Cretaceous fossils similar to those found duck-billed dinosaurs in the Anyakchak National Monument.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.



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