Dinosaur Tracks

Here you can find links to various photo sets and associated models of fossil tracks.

—Please, before using any of these, check out the caveats in this post

All datasets are hosted on FigShare, and have associated DOI’s, so are citable as “Falkingham ,.” If you have any questions about how to cite, just shoot me an email.

Currently available: Theropods, Sauropods, Ornithopods


Theropods

Tyrannosaurid track, Wyoming, USA

Track maker: Tyrannosaurid
Location: Wyoming, USA
Upload date:  25/7/2014
Description: Large tridactyl track attributed to a Tyrannosaurid trackmaker. Preserved in highly weathered surface.
Notes: This track was described in:
Manning PL, Ott C, Falkingham PL (2008) A Probable Tyrannosaurid Track from the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Montana, United States. PALAIOS 23: 645-647.
If you use this model, please cite that paper.
Download Link.  |   DOI:   10.6084/m9.figshare.1117833

Theropod(?) Track, Whitby, UK

Track maker: Theropod(?)
Location: Whitby, UK
Upload date:  29/11/2014
Description: A pretty poorly preserved tridactyl track, probably theropod (but could be ornithopod). Loose boulder on the beach, heavily weathered.
Notes: Found during field trip for SVPCA 2014 conference.
Download Link.  |   DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1185611

Historical Recontruction – Paluxy chase sequence
Left, Photo taken by R.T. Bird, 1946.  Right, photogrammetric reconstruction
Left, Photo taken by R.T. Bird, 1946. Right, photogrammetric reconstruction

Track maker: Theropod + Sauropod
Location: Glen Rose, Texas, USA
Upload date:  30/1/2015
Description: Historical photographs, and associated photogrammetric reconstruction of the famous Paluxy River Chase Sequence.  Photographs were taken around the time of the excavation in 1946, and are scanned in at about 1200dpi.
Notes: This reconstruction was described in: Falkingham P.L., Bates K.T., and Farlow J.O. (2014) Historical Photogrammetry: Bird’s Paluxy River Dinosaur Chase Sequence Digitally Reconstructed as It Was prior to Excavation 70 Years Ago. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93247.
If you use this model, please cite that paper.
The data is also available as part of the Historical Photogrammetry Challenge!
Download Link.  |   DOI: to follow…

Latex Peels of 4 theropod tracks from the Paluxy River

Track maker: Theropod
Location: Glen Rose, Texas, USA
Upload date:  04/03/2015
Description: Latex Peels of 4 theropod tracks from the Paluxy R
Notes: -none-
Download Link.  |   DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1322110

Sauropods

Digit-only Sauropod track from China

Track maker: Sauropod
Location: Gansu Province, Northern China
Upload date:  27/04/16
Description: Digit only sauropod pes impression
Notes: Track number YSII-SS1-LP1.  Published in Xing et al 2016 Digit-only sauropod pes trackways from China – evidence of swimming or a preservational phenomenon? Scientific Reports, 6:21138
Download Link.  |   DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3203359.v1

Ornithopods

Anomoepus, China.

Track maker: Ornithopod?
Location: Yunnan Province, Southwestern China
Upload date:  23/12/16
Description: Single ornithopod track with interesting internal morphology
Notes: Track number DLSIII-O1-R1.  Published in Xing et al 2016 First early jurassic small ornithischian tracks from Yunnan Province, Southwestern China. PALAIOS 31(11):516-524. Download Link.  |   DOI:10.6084/m9.figshare.4231679

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