none:none:QMF5474 Rhondda Colliery Dinosaur Footprint
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Footprint Artifical Cast [Mesh] [Photogram]
["Footprint artifical cast"]

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GENERAL DETAILS

Object ID
000383799
Title
none:none:QMF5474 Rhondda Colliery Dinosaur Footprint
Description
Fossil footprints provide the only evidence of Triassic aged dinosaurs in Australia. While historically several Triassic dinosaur tracksites are reported, only one specimen exists for direct study. Evidence for the Rhondda colliery (Ipswich) trackmaker, Upper Triassic Blackstone Formation as a very large-bodied Triassic predatory dinosaur is not supported by the present study because of overestimated the footprint length measurements, and we question earlier interpretations that these tracks are Eubrontes-like. Instead, we recognize shared characteristic with the sauropodomorph ichnogenus Evazoum. Track morphology resembles Evazoum on account of the distinct shape and position of the impression of the metatarsophalangeal pad for digit IV. The mesaxony of the Blackstone Formation track is also low, but possibly slightly higher than in Evazoum, if the proportions of the digital impressions are correctly interpreted. Finally, the trackway pattern shows constant inward rotation of the imprints, a feature observed
Material
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Object collector/creator
Anthony Romilio
Object collection/creation date
March 28, 2021
Date uploaded
September 18, 2021
Organization
Publisher
Historical Biology
Object contributor
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IDENTIFIERS AND EXTERNAL LINKS

Collection code
none
Catalog number
QMF5474
Short title
Rhondda Colliery Dinosaur footprint
External identifier
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TIME AND PLACE DETAILS

Time Period
Norian
Absolute Age
~227–208.5 Ma
Locality
Dinmore, Queensland, Australia
Locality Geographic Coordinates
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