FOTOFotomontaje de Atila en Costalomo.

Fotomontaje de Atila en Costalomo.

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Atila was a huge carnivorous dinosaur at least 10 metres long and 4 metres high (about 3mts from the ground). This dinosaur left the best preserved prints in Costalomo.  There are a number of 12 three-fingered footprints, showing large and slender toes with claws and measuring between 65 and 75 centimetres in length.  Their size indicates that Atila was a real scourge among its neighbours.

FOTODetalle de la huella.

Detalle de la huella.

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Among all the footprints appeared in Costalomo the most impressive belong to a sign, that runs parallel to the layer, and that is formed by twelve footprints. They have three long fingers which finish in claws with a longitude  between 65 and 75 cm.
With these characteristics we can know that they belong to an enormous carnivoruos dinosaur of at least 10 meters length and 4 of height, only its hip would straighten up to almost 3 meters on the ground.

The impact of the herbivorous dinosaurs.

FOTORastro de Atila

Rastro de Atila

© Museo de Salas de los Infantes.

Looking at the steps it takes that are very short, we know that it progressed very slowly, perhaps watching some prey. This terrible giant has been nicknamed  “Atila” because he wolud be a real impact between the herbivorous dinosaurs it was fed. The “Atila´s” track is the best conserved of Costalomo and also in some of its footprints the powerful claws can be appraised whereupon their legs were equipped. 

 The "Atila´s" track is absolutely spectacular and it is possible to be affirmed that it does not exist in all the world-wide registry of dinosaurs´s footprints not at all seemed. In order to affirm this we have to look at,  several times mentioned before, the strange preservation of the footprints of Costalomo like reliefs on the rock.

Más información en la web:
- History of the Costalomo outcrop