At least 3 dinosaur footprints have been found on a large boulder detached from the south-western face of Pelmetto, the minor peak of Mt. Pelmo.
The footprints date back 220 million years, a time when the dolomite area was very different from how it appears to us today: a muddy, sedimentary environment where over millions and millions of years the fascinating peaks we know so well today were created.
Curiosities and tips
- The dinosaurs were bipedal, and some studies note almost with certainty that they were Ornithischians, Coelurosaurs and Prosauropods
- The footprints were discovered by Vittorino Cazzetta after whom the museum in Selva di Cadore is named.