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Re: Swimming Dinosaurs, 1980

Here is a list of other papers dealing with dinosaur swim tracks, or at least in part. Particularly important is Whyte and Romano, 2003 where they describe an new ichnogenus and species, _Charachichnos tridactylus_. Much more to come on Late Triassic phytosaur swim tracks and Early Jurassic dinosaur and crocodylian swim tracks from Utah within the next year ....

Bird, R. T., 1944. Did Brontosaurus ever walk on land? Natural History 53:60-69.

Coombs, Jr., W. P. 1980. Swimming Ability of Carnivorous Dinosaurs. Science 207:1198-1200.

Ezquerra, R., Costeur, L., Doublet, S., Galton, P. M. and Pérez-Lorente, F., 2004. Lower Cretaceous swimming theropod trackway from "La Virgen del Campo" (La Rioja, Spain). Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, Lille, December 2004. Abstracts, p.150.

Gierlinski, G., Niedzwiedzki, G., and Pienkowski, G., 2004. Tetrapod Track Assemblage in the Hettangian of Soltyków, Poland, and its Paleoenvironmental Background. Ichnos, 11(3-4):195-213.

Gierlinski, G. and Potemska, A., 1987. Lower Jurassic dinosaur footprints from Gliniany Las, northern slope of the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland. N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh., 175(1):107-120.

Ishigaki, S., 1989. Footprints of swimming sauropods from Morocco. In Gillette, D. D. and Lockley, M. G. (eds.) Dinosaur Tracks and Traces. Cambridge University Press. p. 83-86.

Kirkland, J. I., M. G. Lockley, and A. R. C. Milner, 2002. The St. George Dinosaur Tracksite. Utah Geological Survey Notes, 34(3): 4-5, 12.

Lee, Yuong-Nam and Huh, Min, 2002. Manus-only sauropod tracks in the Uhangri Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Korea and their paleobiological implications. Journal of Paleontology, 76(3):558-564.

Lockley, M. G. and Hunt, A. P., 1995. Dinosaur Track and Other Fossil Footprints of the Western United States. Columbia University Press, New York, 338 pp.

Lockley, M. G., Pittman, J. G., Meyer, C. A., and Santos, V. F., 1994. On the common occurrence of manus-dominated sauropod trackways in Mesozoic carbonates. Gaia No. 10:119-124.

Lockley, M. G. and Meyer, C. 2000. Dinosaur Tracks and Other Fossil Footprints of Europe. Columbia University Press, New York, 323 pp.

Lockley, M. G. and Rice, A., 1990. Did "Brontosaurus" ever swim out to sea?: evidence from brontosaur and other dinosaur footprints. Ichnos, 1:81-90.

McAllister, J. A., 1989. Dakota Formation Tracks from Kansas: Implications for the Recognition of Tetrapod Subaqueous Traces. In Gillette, D. D. and Lockley, M. G. (eds.), Dinosaur Tracks and Traces. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp. 343-348.

Milner, A. R. C., Lockley, M. G., Kirkland, J. I., Bybee, P., and Mickelson, D. L., 2004. St. George Tracksite, Southwestern Utah: Remarkable Early Jurassic (Hettangian) Record of Dinosaurs Walking, Swimming, and Sitting Provides a Detailed View of the Paleoecosystem Along the Shores of Lake Dixie. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Abstracts of Papers, 24 (Supplement to 3):94A.

Paul, G. S., 1988. Predatory Dinosaurs of the World. Touchstone, Simon and Schuster Inc., New York, 464 pp.

Pienkowski, G. and Gierlinski, G. 1987. New finds of dinosaur footprints in Liassic of the Holy Cross Mountains and its paleoenvironmental background. Prezeglad Geologiczny, 4:199-205.

Romano, M. and Whyte, M. A., 2003. Jurassic dinosaur tracks and trackways of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire: preservation, diversity and distribution. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 54(3):185-215.

Whyte, M. A. and Romano, M., 2001. A Dinosaur Ichnocoenosis from the Middle Jurassic of Yorkshire, UK. Ichnos, 8:233-234.

The abstract volume from the T-J Boundary symposium, "Tracking Dinosaur Origins" held in St. George, UT in March 2005 is still available online on Jerry Harris' website at the following address:


Hope some of you might find this info useful.


Andrew R. C. Milner
City Paleontologist
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
2180 East Riverside Drive
St. George, Utah 84790


Tracksite Phone: (435) 574-3466
Tracksite Fax: (435) 627-0340
Home Phone: (435) 477-9467
Email: amilner@sgcity.org
or andrew@hanmansfossils.com

"There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much
neglected as the art of tracing footsteps" -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1891

----- Original Message ----- From: "Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia" <fabdalla@tin.it>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Cc: <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:35 AM
Subject: Re: Swimming Dinosaurs, 1980

I am just back from the International Symposium on dinosaur paleoichnology
at Fumanya (Catalunya) where I participated also to the field trip to La
Rioja province of Spain. Felix Perez-Lorente has shown us some Early
Cretaceous footprints of swimming theropods in a site of La Rioja.

There is much more evidence in recent literature of swimming dinosaur
footprints, but you must search seriously for it. Contact specialists like
Gerard Gierlinsky (gierlinski@yahoo.com), Martin Lockley
(martin.lockley@cudenver.edu), Perez-Lorente(felix.perez@dq.unirioja.es),
just to cite few of them.

Just a suggestion.

Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia