Empreintes de dinos- Loulle, Jura, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj
N 46° 42.858 E 005° 53.526
31T E 721037 N 5177478
Quick Description: Plusieurs pistes de dinosaures.several dinosaur tracks
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 7/27/2019 5:57:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM1114Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
[FR]L’activité a permis de sauvegarder et d’étudier le patrimoine paléontologique découvert lors de la construction de la Transjurane.
À partir de 2004, plusieurs pistes de dinosaures ont été découvertes par des naturalistes amateurs (appartenant pour la plupart à la Société Des Naturalistes d’Oyonnax) sur le versant français du Jura.Loulles est le site le plus ancien : les 1500 empreintes qui correspondent à 21 pistes de dinosaures sauropodes, et 6 de théropodes (dinosaures carnivores bipèdes) datent de -155 millions d’années. Le site a été découvert en 2004 et a été partiellement recouvert d’une couche protectrice végétale en 2014. Le gel de l’eau qui ruisselle dans cette carrière et le piétinement des touristes commençaient à endommager les pistes, dont une partie reste heureusement accessible aux visiteurs par une passerelle. Les nombreuses traces de dinosaures sont mis en évidence de manière colorée, pour mieux pouvoir les observer.

[EN]The activity has helped to preserve and study the paleontological heritage discovered during the construction of the Transjurane.
Since 2004, several dinosaur tracks have been discovered by amateur naturalists (mostly belonging to the Naturalist Society of Oyonnax) on the French side of the Jura.Loulles is the oldest site: 1500 footprints that correspond 21 sauropod dinosaur tracks, and 6 theropods (bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs) date back to -155 million years ago. The site was discovered in 2004 and was partially covered with a protective layer of vegetation in 2014. The freezing of the water in this quarry and the trampling of tourists began to damage the tracks, some of which remains fortunately accessible to visitors by a footbridge. The many traces of dinosaurs are highlighted in a colorful way, to better observe them.
What kinds of fossils are found here:
The activity has helped to preserve and study the paleontological heritage discovered during the construction of the Transjurane. 1500 footprints that correspond 21 sauropod dinosaur tracks, and 6 theropods (bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs)


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