Dinosaur tracks from the Walmadany area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia

Salisbury, Steven W., Romilio, Anthony, Herne, Matthew C., Tucker, Ryan T. and Nair, Jay P. (2013). Dinosaur tracks from the Walmadany area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. In: CAVEPS Flinders University, Adelaide 2013, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics 30th September - 4th October 2013. 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (75-76). 30 September - 4 October 2013.

Author Salisbury, Steven W.
Romilio, Anthony
Herne, Matthew C.
Tucker, Ryan T.
Nair, Jay P.
Title of paper Dinosaur tracks from the Walmadany area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia
Conference name 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 30 September - 4 October 2013
Proceedings title CAVEPS Flinders University, Adelaide 2013, 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics 30th September - 4th October 2013
Place of Publication Adelaide South Australia
Publisher Flinders University
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 75
End page 76
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Early Cretaceous (Valanginian–Barremian) Broome Sandstone of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, has often been touted as having one of the most diverse dinosaurian ichnofaunas in the world. Yet with the exception of tracks assigned to the theropodan ichnotaxon Megalosauropus broomensis in 1967, and more recent work on the preservational characteristics of sauropodan tracks, descriptive accounts of the types of dinosaurian tracks that occur in the Broome Sandstone have been limited, with reports ranging from 6–16 different ichnotaxa. As such, the overall scientific significance of the ichnofauna has remained enigmatic. At the request of Goolarabooloo Traditional Custodians, 300+ hours of ichnological survey work was undertaken on the 25 km stretch of coastline in the vicinity of Walmadany (James Price Point) from 2011–2013. 48 discrete tracksites were identified in this area, containing upward of 20 track types referable to theropods, sauropods, ornithopods and thyreophorans. Around half of track types can be formally assigned to known and new ichnotaxa, while the remainder represent informal but distinctive morphotypes. All the tracksites occur in the same type of horizon, and the relative level of diversity of the main track types across areas where tracksites are concentrated is comparable. Although the tracks of sauropods are the most abundant, those of large bipedal ornithopods and likely stegosaurian thyreophorans are also well represented.
Keyword dinosaur tracks; Broome
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