Preliminary report of a large theropod dinosaur trackway in Clarens Formation sandstone (Early Jurassic) in the Paul Roux district, northeastern Free State, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Raath, Michael A.
dc.contributor.author Yates, Adam M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-15T23:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-15T23:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 0078-8554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16003
dc.description.abstract An isolated fallen block of Clarens Formation sandstone near the small northeastern Free State town of Paul Roux preserves part of the trackway of a bipedal dinosaur. Although well known as a local curiosity, this trackway has not previously been formally reported or described. It consists of five successive paces of what is interpreted as a medium-sized to large theropod dinosaur, and represents the largest known theropod trackway in the ‘Stormberg’ sequence in South Africa. The tracks are assigned to the ichnotaxon Grallator sp., and show similarities to North American tracks of comparable age originally described as Dilophosauripus. Until now no body fossils of a likely candidate trackmaker were known, but elsewhere in this volume a possible candidate is described by the second author. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher BERNARD PRICE INSTITUTE FOR PALAEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH en_ZA
dc.title Preliminary report of a large theropod dinosaur trackway in Clarens Formation sandstone (Early Jurassic) in the Paul Roux district, northeastern Free State, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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