Thursday, December 13, 2012
A three-toed dinosaur foot estimated to be between 70 million and 100 million years old is back on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
The foot was one of the first displays at the Hutchinson museum and has been returned for the center's 50th anniversary. It will be on display through January.
The Hutchinson News reports the foot is from a duck-billed dinosaur believed to have lived in the Jurassic period of the Mesozoic Era. The Cosmosphere first displayed it in 1964.
The 200-pound foot was found in a coal mine at Dragerton, Utah. It eventually ended up in the home of a Hutchinson man.
That man sold the foot before he died. But his grandson, Tom Zarnowski, spent seven years looking before finding it in Hutchinson.