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Re: solnhofen KAYENTA FORMATION seemingly-bird tracks
Do you know where I might see a photo of them? Has this been
published, or is it something you have heard from someone who saw them,
I heard it from someone who heard it from someone who saw it. But, I am
wanting to go out and find out where they are, so, be assured that if I find
them, you'll be able to see pictures shortly thereafter.
Also, do the rumored Kayenta bird tracks show a partially or
completely 'reversed' hallux (digit I) impression, or any at all?<
From my understanding, they show none at all.
Problem is, it seems to me that non-perching birds that do not have a
'reversed' perching-type hallux, also may not have a hallux that reaches
the ground. In such cases, I would be hard-put to say whether such a track
or track-way was made by an avian or by a non-avian dinosaur.<
Huuummm... Now if I could just find such a track-way where the
animal's tracks suddenly cease (and where there is no change in the
substrate character, that in and of itself might have prevented further
leaving of tracks) and where there are tracks of no large animal around
suggesting the little track maker was nabbed by, say, a hungry theropod.
:) Indeed. I personally hoping for lithographic facies in the Chinle, but
either would be nice.
Anyhow, help in seeing a photographic image (preferably) or, in
absence of that, even a good quality drawing of the L. Jurassic Kayenta
possibly-bird tracks would be much appreciated.<
If I can find them, I'll get the word out somehow.
Student of Geology
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 20840
Flagstaff, Az. 86011
"A _Coelophysis_ with feathers?"
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