Trackways footprints

Killing models during the Permian-Triassic hyperthermal driven mass extinctions. And just slightly after effects?

Archosauriform footprints in the Lower Triassic of Western Alps and their role in understanding the effects of the Permian-Triassic hyperthermal

What was the mother of all crocodile tears and crocodile shoes during the hyperthermal-driven P-T mass extinction events? Another partly single trackway preserved and this time awkwardly dated by scientists to just over 250 million years ago, just after their Permian-Triassic catastrophe.

” The well-preserved fossilised track, made up of about 10 footprints, was found at an altitude of 2,200-metres in Altopiano della Gardetta, in the province of Cuneo in the western Alps. The traces of front and rear claws, about 30cm in length, date back to about 250m years ago, after the area was rendered inhospitable by the mass extinction at the end of Permian geological period. What is exceptional is the period in which the crocodile was walking in this place, because it was right after the mother of all mass extinctions. “

Isle of Stegosaurus

stegosaurus scotland dinsosaurs tracks preserved

Do you think it stegosaurus? Why do a number of the different dinosaur’s trackways preserved around the world, show walking or running in the same direction? Perhaps including Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The newly discovered tracks form a single line, a few metres long, with a right-left pattern and two different-sized prints – as would …

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Dinosaur trackways preservation of footprints

dinosaur trackways footprints

With many dinosaur and human footprint preservation/fossilisation, there are multiple tracks and usually leading or running away from something. Has there been a catastrophic event with terrified animals moving away along the trackways? Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least 100 million years ago have been uncovered in East Sussex. They range in size …

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Dinosaur tracks preserved instantly?

fossilised dinosaur tracks

Were dinosaur tracks and other ancient animal footprints preserved nearly instantly during catastrophic events? The fact that dinosaur tracks have been fossilized in mud, volcanic ash and limestone would suggest that something has transformed the soft material into a harder material and fairly quickly. The prime example is in China where over 3000 footprints of …

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England’s 800,000 years old footprints

Happisburgh footprints

Happisburgh in Norfolk, England has some of the strangest and oldest group of footprints ever found. The British Museum’s Project Happisburgh has certainly in theory found the oldest preserved trackways in Britain and also out of Africa, nearly one million years old. The footprints are more than 800,000 years old and were found on the …

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