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Paleoichnology

Articles on Paleoichnology are concerned with trace fossils such as tracks, borings, trails, burrows, impressions, etc.


Paleoichnology Articles

How To Look At Dinosaur Tracks
A fascinating insight into the factors geologists must account for when examining dinosaur tracks.

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Big Fossil 'Raptor' Tracks Show Group Behavior
Everyone knows that “raptor” dinosaurs walked with their deadly sickle-shaped foot claws held off the ground and that they moved in packs ... right? After all, it was in “Jurassic Park.”

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Carnivorous Dinosaur Tracks Discovered In Australia
The first fossil tracks belonging to large, carnivorous dinosaurs have been discovered in Victoria, Australia

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Dinosaur Track Discovery In Australia
Fossil tracks belonging to large, carnivorous dinosaurs (Theropods) have been discovered near Inverloch by palaeontologists from Monash University and Museum of Victoria

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.00

Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered
Researchers at the Morrison Natural History Museum have discovered two rare hatchling dinosaur footprints in the foothills west of Denver, near the town of Morrison

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Who Went There? Matching Fossil Tracks With Their Makers
Fossilized footprints are relatively common, but figuring out exactly which ancient creature made particular tracks has been a mystery that has long stumped paleontologists.

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia
The first fossil tracks belonging to large, carnivorous dinosaurs have been discovered in Victoria, Australia, by paleontologists from Emory University, Monash University and the Museum of Victoria

Date: 9 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Ichnology of the Alfarcito Member (Santa Rosita Formation) of northwestern Argentina: animal-substrate interactions in a lower Paleozoic wave-dominated shallow sea
The lower fine-grained interval of the Alfarcito Member of the Upper Cambrian-Tremadocian Santa Rosita Formation in northwestern Argentina represents an overall transgressive-regressive cycle

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.60, 7 pages

Patagonichnus : a new trace fossil from the Miocene of Patagonia. A probable fodinichnion of gregarious polychaetes
Miocene tidal deposits from Las Grutas, Patagonia, Argentina, superbly preserve cylindrically laminated burrow systems including Asterosoma radiciforme von Otto and three compound ichnospecies of the newly proposed ichnogenus Patagonichnus

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: 10.00, 7 pages

Tetrapod footprints from the Triassic of Patagonia: reappraisal of the evidence
To restudy the Los Menucos ichnites, including all the original material described by Casamiquela, plus many undescribed specimens from the same locality

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

90-million-year-old Dino Tracks Found On Resort Island
During fieldwork conducted throughout the month of June, an international team of Canadian and Croatian paleontologists and geologists

Date: 12 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Researchers Uncover New Burrowing Dinosaur
An Emory University paleontologist, collaborating with colleagues from Montana State University and Japan, has uncovered the world's first fossil evidence of burrowing behavior in dinosaurs.

Date: 12 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Diminishing Dinosaur Steps Saved By Laser And Laptop
Fading dinosaur tracks unearthed in a Spanish quarry have been digitally preserved by experts using the latest laser technology.

Date: 12 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Dinosaur Footprints Trek Across The Southwest
The ghosts of dinosaurs still wander the vast openspaces of the American Southwest, as suggested by their fossilized footprints

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

New Evidence From Dinosaur Footsteps Show Massive Herds Once Roamed Northern Alaska
A joint University of Alaska Fairbanks/Anchorage expedition team has discovered a significant variety of single dinosaur footprints and sets of prints, or trackways, on Alaska's North Slope.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00

Definitive Evidence Found Of A Swimming Dinosaur
An extraordinary underwater trackway with 12 consecutive prints provides the most compelling evidence to-date that some dinosaurs were swimmers.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered
Researchers at the Morrison Natural History Museum have discovered two rare hatchling dinosaur footprints in the foothills west of Denver, near the town of Morrison.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00