Did dinosaurs once roam Singapore?

 Possible dinosaur footprints found in rocks on a shore habitat on the resort Island of Sentosa.
Possible dinosaur footprints found in rocks on a shore habitat on the resort Island of Sentosa.PHOTOS: GJH OLIVER
Dr Grahame Oliver with a rounded claw print (left), measuring about 2cm in length, found in red mudstone at Sentosa's Tanjong Rimau rocky outcrop, located under Fort Siloso.
Dr Grahame Oliver with a rounded claw print (left), measuring about 2cm in length, found in red mudstone at Sentosa's Tanjong Rimau rocky outcrop, located under Fort Siloso.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
A rounded claw print, measuring about 2cm in length, was found in red mudstone at Sentosa's Tanjong Rimau rocky outcrop, located under Fort Siloso.
A rounded claw print, measuring about 2cm in length, was found in red mudstone at Sentosa's Tanjong Rimau rocky outcrop, located under Fort Siloso. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The rocky seashore on Sentosa's west coast at low tide. Most of the island's rocky outcrops have been left untouched in their natural form, says Ms Grace Lee, director for environment management at Sentosa Development Corporation. Geologist Grahame O
The rocky seashore on Sentosa's west coast at low tide. Most of the island's rocky outcrops have been left untouched in their natural form, says Ms Grace Lee, director for environment management at Sentosa Development Corporation.ST FILE PHOTO

Dinosaurs once roamed the earth - but Singapore? According to a Nanyang Technological University (NTU) geologist, two may actually have set foot on these shores.

Possible dinosaur claw and footprints have been uncovered by NTU geologist Grahame Oliver at a rocky shore habitat on the resort island of Sentosa, The Straits Times has learnt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Did dinosaurs once roam Singapore?'. Print Edition | Subscribe