This is the sign / Photo courtesy of Marywood
This is the sign / Photo courtesy of Marywood

16 million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a beach.

A woman who went looking for oysters on the coast of North Yorkshire in the UK discovered the marks.

These markings are possibly those of a bipedal therapod dino-pig.

The footprints indicate that this dino-pig would likely have been very large.

A study published in this regard suggested that these marks may have been made when the dino pig stopped on the beach to rest.

A woman named Mary Wood discovered it and said, ‘I couldn’t believe it, I’ve seen some small ones before but never one this big’.

It’s plausible to think that this dinosaur liked to hang out on the beach, the researchers said.

This stretch of Yorkshire coast is also known as the Jurassic Coast where dinosaur footprints and fossils have been found in the past.

But such a discovery has never been made before and it will be transferred to a museum for safekeeping.

The results of the research were published in the journal Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society.