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Elongated theropod tracks from Cretaceous of Italy (free pdf)

Ben Creisler

A new paper in open access:

Paolo Citton, Umberto Nicosia, Iacopo Nicolosi, Roberto Carluccio, and
Marco Romano (2015)
Elongated theropod tracks from the Cretaceous Apenninic Carbonate
Platform of southern Latium (central Italy).
Palaeontologia Electronica 18.3.49A: 1-12

New dinosaur footprints were recently discovered in southern Latium
(Italy). The tracks all appear slightly differently preserved and are
characterized by elongated metatarsal impressions, recording the
complex locomotor behaviour of a medium-sized theropod. The spatial
distribution and the features of the footprints indicate that the
trackmaker adopted a "crouched" position as part of an activity as
well as a resting phase suggested by sub-parallel, calcigrade tracks.
These new data once again highlight the great potential of
ichnological evidence in the study of the biology and behaviour of
extinct tetrapods.