The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!

I should probably have made this post sooner, as it’s about my chapter in the Great Dinosaur Track Book Of 2016: “Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps”. It’s a volume I was privileged enough to be an editor for, and it … Continue reading The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!

A quick catch up on a couple of 2016 papers

I’ve been struggling to find the time to get blog posts out recently.  Luckily, I have a morning to do just that! Sauropod tracks First up, we have ‘Digit-only sauropod pes trackways from China – evidence of swimming or a preservational phenomenon?’ by Lida Xing and a number of colleagues including myself, published in Nature Scientific Reports.  This was a neat little study in which some sauropod tracks from China were described, which display some interesting features related to their formation.  It’s common in the literature to link digit-only tracks with a swimming trackmaker – buoyed up such that only the … Continue reading A quick catch up on a couple of 2016 papers