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Globally important fossil discovered in Prince Edward Island footprints

25 days ago   |   By National Post

CAVENDISH, P.E.I. - Fossilized footprints discovered on Prince Edward Island last year have been matched with a prehistoric predator, giving the site newfound global significance.
Federal and provincial officials announced Thursday that the series of footprints found last May near Cavendish National Park have been confirmed to be those of the sail-backed Bathygnathus borealis.
The reptile-like mammal lived 100 million years before dinosaurs and is commonly known as the Dimetrodon.
It was considered the top predator of its time.
The footprints mark the only record of life on land in Canada...
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