During the expedition of the Antarctic, a team of scientists discovered a fossilized footprint of a dinosaur foot, about 200 million years old.
It is about an imprint left by an animal from the group of archosaurs, says the German Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources from Hanover. For the time being, it is not known exactly for what kind of dinosaur it is.
Scientists have discovered the fingerprint in 2016, but their findings have only been recently published in Polar Research. In addition to bones, scientists have also discovered fossil forest residues of about 1,700 kilometers from the South Pole.
"It shows that Antarctica about 200 million years ago was not an ice continent as it is today," says expedition leader Andreas Laufer.