The scientific tourist #279 — making tracks in southern New Mexico

280 million years ago (long before the dinosaurs), southern New Mexico was part of an ancient seaway.  Today, layers of red mudstone running through the Robledo Mountains preserve footprints that ancient animals left on a once-muddy shore.

Permian Tracks

This Permian era trackway is on display at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science; Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Permian Trackway
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