dinosaur trackways footprints

Dinosaur trackways preservation of 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?

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Dozens of well-preserved dinosaur footprints from at least 100 million years ago have been uncovered in East Sussex. They range in size from less than 2cm to more than 60cm across, and are so well-preserved that even the skin, scales and claws are easily visible.

At least seven different species were identified … There are more than 85 markings, all of which date from the early Cretaceous period.
Hastings dinosaur footprints exposed by cliff erosion

In the moments of pure panic, complete self preservation of their own lives, these animals of varied sizes do not attack each other put are moving to get clear of danger?

dinosaur trackways

Have the local ground, plants, elements been instantly transmuted? Including the amazingly well preserved imprint into a mud or soft soil that is now rock? They show details of the animals skin.

dinosaur trackways preservation

He added that the incredible detail clearly showed the texture of the skin and scales, as well as four-toed claw marks.

The area where the footprints were found was likely near a water source, and in addition to the footprints, a number of fossilised plants and invertebrates were also found.

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A large Iguanodontian footprint, with mud squeezing up between the toes?

An assemblage of dinosaur footprints is reported from the Lower Cretaceous (Berriasian-Valanginian) Ashdown Formation of East Sussex, southern England. The ichnofauna is concentrated around a 2 m thick stratigraphic marker, the Lee Ness Sandstone, where recent cliff retreat has revealed 85 recognisable footprints attributable to 13 morphotypes, many of which bear high-fidelity skin impressions. The newly identified morphotypes mean that this tracksite hosts one of the most diverse dinosaur ichnoassemblages in the well-documented Mesozoic record of Britain; recording the activity of theropod, ornithopod, thyreophoran and possibly sauropod tracemakers.

Most of the footprints were emplaced on a single floodplain mudstone horizon beneath a fluvial crevasse splay sandstone, where preservation was favoured by cohesive sediment and a prolonged interval of sedimentary stasis, during which trackways could be imparted.
Dinosaur-landscape interactions at a diverse Early Cretaceous tracksite (Lee Ness Sandstone, Ashdown Formation, southern England)

dinosaur trackways footprints