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Dinosaur footprints from the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Manchuria, northeastern China; implications for the recognition of an ornithopod ichnofacies in East Asia

Masaki Matsukawa, Masao Futakami, Martin G. Lockley, Chen Peiji, Chen Jinhua, Cao Zhenyao and Ury L. Bolotsky
Dinosaur footprints from the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Manchuria, northeastern China; implications for the recognition of an ornithopod ichnofacies in East Asia
Palaios (February 1995) 10 (1): 3-15

Abstract

Early Cretaceous theropod and iguanodontid footprints are reported from the eastern Manchuria area. They are similar to theropods from the Tetori Group, Japan and the Gyeongsang Supergroup, South Korea, and currently are only identifiable at higher taxonomic levels as of theropod and iguanodontid affinity. Both theropod and iguanodontid trackmakers from NE China, South Korea and Japan evidently occur in the same paleobiogeographical province in which the psittacosaurid fauna is reported on the basis of skeletal remains. The ichnocoenosis is typical of the broadly defined large ornithopod ichnofacies associated with fluvio-lacustrine environments in humid and temperate settings, and does not correspond closely to the known skeletal fauna. Such disparity suggests that trace and body fossil records often sample different animal communities.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Dinosaur footprints from the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Manchuria, northeastern China; implications for the recognition of an ornithopod ichnofacies in East Asia
Affiliation: Nishi Tokyo University, Laboratory of Palaeontology, Yamanashi, Japan
Pages: 3-15
Published: 199502
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 59
Accession Number: 1995-037533
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sect., 1 plate, 2 tables, sketch map
N41°00'00" - N46°40'00", E122°00'00" - E131°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Kawamura Gakuen Woman's University, JPN, JapanUniversity of Colorado at Denver, USA, United StatesAcademia Sinica, CHN, ChinaRussian Academy of Science, RUS, Russian Federation
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 199514
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