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First record of the pterosaur footprint Pteraichnus from the Saltwick Formation (Aalenian) of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK

M. A. Whyte and M. Romano
First record of the pterosaur footprint Pteraichnus from the Saltwick Formation (Aalenian) of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK
Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (May 2014) 60 (1): 19-27

Abstract

Prints belonging to Pteraichnus are recorded and described from the Saltwick Formation (Middle Jurassic, Aalenian Stage) at Hayburn Wyke on the Cleveland Coast of Yorkshire, England. This is the first record of Pteraichnus from the region and from the British Isles, and is an important addition to its diverse vertebrate ichnofauna. It is also only the second record of pterosaur footprints from the British Isles and is the oldest known occurrence of PTERAICHNUS: Significantly, it suggests that the pterodactyloid pterosaurs evolved earlier than has previously been supposed.


ISSN: 0044-0604
EISSN: 2041-4811
Coden: PYGSAB
Serial Title: Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
Serial Volume: 60
Serial Issue: 1
Title: First record of the pterosaur footprint Pteraichnus from the Saltwick Formation (Aalenian) of the Cleveland Basin, Yorkshire, UK
Affiliation: University of Sheffield, Department of Geography, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Pages: 19-27
Published: 201405
Text Language: English
Publisher: Yorkshire Geological Society, Leeds, United Kingdom
References: 55
Accession Number: 2014-055620
Categories: Vertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map
N53°19'60" - N54°40'00", W02°30'00" - E00°10'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201430
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