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Re: Dinosaur trackway questions

On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Jordan Mallon wrote:
> I just read a tid-bit today in Martin Lockley's _Tracking Dinosaurs_ that 
> discussed a trackway attributable to the ichnogenus _Anomoepus_.  Evidence 
> from this trackway apparently revealed that a small ornithischian got caught 
> in the rain and proceeded to crouch down and wait for the storm to pass.  I 

The crouching mention got me curious to look.

I found a pic of part of an Anomoepus track at


(referenced from http://www.geocities.com/earthhistory/grand2b.htm )

Tail trace showing square scales (and what look like foot prints).
Interesting, if this is the track in question.

> was just wondering if anyone could cite me a reference where I might be able 
> to learn more about this trackway - the original paper, maybe?
> Also, I was wondering about the status of the supposed "swimming theropod" 
> trackway, attributable to the _Eubrontes_ ichnogenus and described by Coombs 
> (1980).  Is it still considered valid?  Has there ever been any controversy 
> surrounding this fossil?