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Stunning Discovery: World’s Longest Fossilized

‘Death Track’, Sci-News, August 30, 212

http://www.sci-news....ticle00554.html

http://www.sci-news.com/images/2012/08/trackway_hi_res.jpg

http://www.sci-news....image_554_2.jpg

Fossil records 'crab' death march

by Nick Crumpton, BBC News, September 7, 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-19514333

the paper is:

Lomax, D. R., and C. A. Racay, 2012, A Long

Mortichnial Trackway of Mesolimulus walchi

from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Lithographic

Limestone near Wintershof, German. Ichnos:

An International Journal for Plant and Animal

Traces. vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 175-183.

http://www.tandfonli...940.2012.702704

Related articles;

Schmid, D. U., R. R. Leinfelder, and G. Schweigert, 2005,

Stratigraphy and Palaeoenvironments of the Upper

Jurassic of Southern Germany. Zitteliana. Series B,

Reihe B26, pp. 31-56.

http://epub.ub.uni-m...2005_b26_03.pdf

Koch, R., and C. Weiss, 2005, Field Trip A: Basin-

Platform Transition in Upper Jurassic Lithographic

Limestones and Dolomites of the Northern

Franconian Alb (Germany). Zitteliana. Series B,

Reihe B26, pp. 57-70.

http://epub.ub.uni-m...2005_b26_04.pdf

Roper, M., 2005, Field Trip B: East Bavarian

Plattenkalk – Different Types of Upper

Kimmeridgian to Lower Tithonian Plattenkalk

Deposits and Facies. Zitteliana. Series B,

Reihe B26, pp. 57-70.

http://epub.ub.uni-m...2005_b26_05.pdf

Roper, M., 2005, Field Trip C: Lithographic

Limestones and Plattenkalk Deposits of the

Solnhofen and Mörnsheim Formations near

Eichstätt and Solnhofen. Zitteliana. Series B,

Reihe B26, pp. 71-86.

http://epub.ub.uni-m...2005_b26_06.pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

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Auspex

I had not heard of this fossil before, and it's been up in Thermopolis for over a decade! This is exactly the kind of fossil (in the books) that so captured my wonder as a child; they made the connection between fossils and living things.

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KansasFossilHunter

Beat me to it!

That's amazing!

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masonboro37

That is very interesting. Makes the mind just spin. Thanks for sharing the info and link's.

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MB

Perhaps not so long tracks, but interesting also :)

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CH4ShotCaller

Perhaps not so long tracks, but interesting also :)

That's a nice picture and it's worth a thousand words! Thanks! :)

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Fossildude19

Live Science article HERE :)

Enjoy.

Regards,

Edited by Fossildude19

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