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Farlowichnus rapidus

27th November, 2023 Environment

Farlowichnus rapidus

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  • Brazil's Geological Service announced a new species of dinosaur - called Farlowichnus rapidus.


  • The new species, Farlowichnus rapidus, was a small carnivorous animal about the size of a modern-day seriema bird, or about 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) tall.
  • From the large distance between the footprints found, it is possible to deduce that it was a very fast reptile that ran across the ancient dunes.
  • The early Cretaceous period stretched from 100 to 145 million years ago.


  • The discovery not only enhances our understanding of ancient desert ecosystems but also underscores the importance of continuous exploration and analysis of fossil records.