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Dinosaur Footprints from the Middle Cretaceous Jiaguan FM of China(TXT)



Dinosaur Footprints from the Middle Cretaceous Jiaguan FM of China


The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints from the Middle Cretaceous
Jiaguan Formation of Qijiang County, Chongqing City

Xing Lida1),Wang Fengping2),Pan Shigang3),Chen Wei4)
1) Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences,
Beijing, 100037
2) Lufeng Dinosaur Research Center, Lufeng, 651200
3) Qijiang County Bureau of Land and Resources, Chongqing, 401420
4) Lufeng Dinosaur Museum, Lufeng, 651200
5) Chongqing Nature Museum, Chongqing, 400013

Abstract: The paper describes the dinosaur footprints from Jiaguan
Formation, Middle Cretaceous of Qijiang, Chongqing. Some new
ichnotaxa, Qijiangpus sinensis ichnogen. et ichnosp. nov. of
Ankylosauria, Wupus agilis ichnogen. et ichnosp. nov. of Theropoda,
Laoyingshanpus fervens ichnogen. et ichnosp. nov. and Caririchnium
lotus ichnosp. nov. of Ornithopoda are established. Among them,
Qijiangpus sinensis ichnogen. et ichnosp. nov. is the first record
trace fossil of Ankylosauria from China. Caririchnium lotus ichnosp.
nov. perfects the ontogeny of Hadrosauroidea.

Key words: Qijiang County; Jiaguan Formation; Middle Cretaceous;
Ankylosauria; Ornithopoda; Theropoda

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XING Lida*, WANG Fengping, PAN Shigang, CHEN Wei. 2007. The Discovery
of Dinosaur Footprints from the Middle Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation of
Qijiang County, Chongqing City. Acta Geologica Sinica (Chinese
edition), 81(11): 1591?1602.

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