Vertebrate palaeoichnology has gained kudos as a branch of vertebrate palaeontology in recent years. The renaissance of this subject, in particular dinosaur ichnology, is largely due to researchers such as Lockley who have shown the relevance of trackways to the interpretation of dinosaur behaviour, functional morphology, palaeoecology and palaeoenvironments. It is, however, a subject that does have limited impact into how we view vertebrate evolution, as aside from the problematic nature regarding their identification and taxonomy, trackway data cannot be viewed within a phylogenetic framework. There are some useful instances from an evolutionary perspective where trackway data can tell us...

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