An Corran

A small headland on the east coast of the Trotternish Peninsula of Skye, An Corran lies opposite Staffin Island, a half-mile (1 km) north of Staffin. The beach here is noted for remarkable footprints made by a family of dinosaurs some 160 million years ago in ripple-marked Jurassic sandstone. Discovered in 2002, these footprints are over 50cm (19 inches) in length and were made by a large predatory dinosaur similar to Megalosaurus. They are exposed only at low tide. Also discovered here in 2022 was the world's earliest example of a large pterosaur, a flying reptile with a 2.5-m / 8-foot wingspan.

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