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Dinosaur Tracks from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of Northern Central Yunnan, China

  • Lida Xing
  • Martin Lockley
  • Anthony Romilio
  • Tao Wang
  • Liu Chang


An increasing number of theropod-dominated tracksites have been reported from the Jurassic and Cretaceous of China. These include a significant number from the Lower Jurassic of the Lufeng Basin, famous for its Lufengosaurus fauna and known for a typical Lower Jurassic globally-distributed tetrapod footprint biochron. Here we report another localized theropod track occurrence regular of various scattered tracksites from the Lufeng Formation. The tracks are medium-sized tridactyl tracks from the basal member of the Zhangjia'ao Member, Lufeng Formation which shows an unusually wide divarication between the traces of digits III and IV, which suggest several possible interpretations.



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Xing, L., Lockley, M., Romilio, A. ., Wang, T. ., & Chang, L. (2022). Dinosaur Tracks from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of Northern Central Yunnan, China. Biosis: Biological Systems, 3(1), e004.





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