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Welsh Wizard

Last year when things weren’t so complicated with COVID, we managed to have hunt for dinosaur footprints on the Yorkshire coast.

 

Here’s the beach looking across to Scarborough in the distance.

 

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Here are some examples of the prints we came across:

 

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Nothing fantastic but all theropods.

 

Heres one in a block that was carry-able:

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I finally got around to cutting the block to size today although it was freezing outside. So here you go, 

 

Theropod Footprint, circa 5 inches long.
Middle Jurassic

Bathonian (168-166 million years)

Scalby Formation

Long Nab Member

Yorkshire Coast

Nr Scarborough

 

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Thanks for looking

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Bobby Rico

Lovely Grallator print .   :envy:

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Nimravis

Very nice print- congrats.

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Hello,

 

Nice footprints. I have found one too but thought it was from the Aalenian. It looks like different matrix. This is from Saltwick.

 

greetings Walter

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Welsh Wizard
On 1/5/2021 at 5:42 AM, badeend said:

Hello,

 

Nice footprints. I have found one too but thought it was from the Aalenian. It looks like different matrix. This is from Saltwick.

 

greetings Walter

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Hi Walter

 

Thats a nice clear print. I’ve only seen examples on big rocks at Saltwick and they’ve never been that good.

 

Well done

 

Nick

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Hi,

 

I found an even better one with 5 individuals next to it. It was 120 cm x 120 cm. We salvaged it. This one is still in Lythe in the gallery of a friend. Put the posture on later.

 

You can find more but most of the time you can t take it because of the weight or size.

 

greetings Walter

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Welsh Wizard

Another print found today:

 

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Again, Yorkshire coast. It was pretty heavy to carry as the block was about 3 - 4 inches thick.

 

Its hard to photograph but shows a nice 3 D print.

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On 1/6/2021 at 9:11 PM, badeend said:

Hi,

 

I found an even better one with 5 individuals next to it. It was 120 cm x 120 cm. We salvaged it. This one is still in Lythe in the gallery of a friend. Put the posture on later.

 

You can find more but most of the time you can t take it because of the weight or size.

 

greetings Walter


Hi Walter.

 

Yesterday, I finally got to see the slab you found last year. I popped in to see Mike to have a catch up and see his gallery. The slab is really impressive and I can’t believe you managed to retrieve it.

 

Nick

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hadrosauridae

Wow, very cool finds!

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Welsh Wizard

A couple from today. All left on the beach:

 

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Welsh Wizard
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South Wales

 

Late Triassic. Probably rhaetic. A site near Barry which is an SSSI or Site of Special Scientific Interest. No hammering or taking of fossils allowed and the authorities have taken action against individuals who have.

 

Footprint first discovered in 1974 and a large area was lifted and placed into Cardiff museum. Trackways and individual prints can be found on a variety of bedding planes.

 

Prints are from theropods, prosauropods and other reptiles.

 

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AK hiker

I will add a few pictures of dinosaur tracks from a field course I took in Denali National Park, Alaska this summer. 616F702B-800C-4A01-BDE2-A9F1CA31FD33.thumb.jpeg.6dd63eca74d41d918e2a9dfbeb1be73e.jpeg

Dr. Pat Druckenmiller the course instructor and director of the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska. Dr. Druckenmiller was very knowledgeable and super fun to be out in the field with. This was a hadrosaurs track and Dr. Druckenmiller demonstrated taking a LiDAR scan of the track and within several minutes had the scan processed in his laptop computer for viewing with accurate 3D measurements.643FD66F-7974-4A07-A4DF-632CE6A6FE09.thumb.jpeg.67474bfec7fffbf0bc0ed54678215c77.jpeg

 

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Partial theropod track.
 

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One of 10 tracks in the vertically oriented “dinosaur dance floor” track way.

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2 hours ago, AK hiker said:

 

Dr. Druckenmiller was very knowledgeable and super fun to be out in the field with. 

 

 

 

I agree wholeheartedly.

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Tidgy's Dad

Very glad to have finally found this thread. 

Lovely stuff. :footprint2::wub:

 

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Welsh Wizard
22 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very glad to have finally found this thread. 

Lovely stuff. :footprint2::wub:

 


Hi Adam

 

I thought you might like the Welsh ones. They are hard to photograph but look great in real like.

 

Nick

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