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Dinosaur tracks in the museum yard
A series of dinosaur tracks have been painted in the museum yard; they lead into the museum exhibitions.
The size and shape of each track, and the distance between them, are exact copies of the fossil tracks of a large, meat-eating dinosaur. This kind of track has been named Eubrontes (Latin: 'true thunder') by the palaeontologists.
Tracks of the Eubrontes-type are usually found in deposits which 210 to 150 million years old (late Triassic to early Jurassic). Several candidates exist for the creator of tracks. One possibility is Ceratosaurus (Latin: ‘Horned reptile'), a meat-eater, which lived 150 million years ago. It reached a length of up to seven meters and a weight of 6-700 kilograms.