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[dinosaur] Early Middle Jurassic dinosaur footprints from Zizhou County, Shaanxi, China (free pdf)




Ben Creisler
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A new paper:




Li Yong-Xiang & Zhang Yun-Xiang (2017)
Early Middle Jurassic dinosaur footprints from Zizhou County, Shaanxi, China.
Vertebrate PalAsiatica 55(3): (advance online publication)
http://www.ivpp.ac.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/pressonline/201702/t20170216_4745815.html

Free: pdf

http://www.ivpp.ac.cn/cbw/gjzdwxb/pressonline/201702/P020170216579511740493.pdf



Four types of footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs have been found from the Yan’an Formation of early Middle Jurassic in Zizhou County, Shaanxi, China. From the top to bottom interval, the four types of footprints discovered at five layers in a 1.7 m thick stratum are as follows: 1) the large tridactyl footprints in the fifth layer (e, top) belong to Zizhoupus wangi ichnogen. et ichnosp. nov.; 2) the medium tridactyl footprints in the third and fourth layers (c–d) belong to Changpeipus longweimaoensis ichnosp. nov.; 3) small tridactyl or tetradactyl footprints in the second layer (b) belong to Shensipus xiaoliheensis ichnosp. nov. and 4) small tridactyl footprints in the first layer (a, bottom) belong to Shensipus tungchuanensis.