Sauropod manus and pes prints with impressions of integument from the Ravenscar Group (Middle Jurassic) of Whitby, Yorkshire, England

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Abstract

Well-defined manus and pes print couple, likely from a trackway attributable to a sauropod dinosaur are revealed on a fallen block of Ravenscar Group sandstones in a cliff fall at Whitby, Yorkshire, England. The pes print displays four, possibly five toes and thus closely resembles that of the ichnogenera Brontopodus and Parabrontopodus. They are here referred to Brontopodus cf. pentadactylus Kim and Lockley, 2012. Impressions of a scaled integument are present around parts of the pes. The prints were likely made by a sauropod with a hip height of between 1.92 m and 2.83 m.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-207
JournalProceedings of the Geologists' Association
Volume135
Issue number2
Early online date13 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2024

Keywords

  • Dinosauria
  • Sauropoda
  • Footprints
  • Ravenscar Group
  • Aalenian
  • Middle Jurassic

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