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Dinosaur stomping ground in Scotland reveals thriving middle Jurassic ecosystem


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Dinosaur fossils from the mid Jurassic are generally rare but the Isle of Skye in Scotland has revealed fossils sites preserving around 50 footprints on ancient coastal mudflats. The footprints suggest that Stegosaurs and possible ancient cousins of duck billed dinosaurs were living in the Isle of Skye around 170mya along with large Sauropods & Carnivores, suggesting a high diversity of dinosaurs from the mid Jurassic in Scotland.

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200311140536.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ffossils_ruins%2Fpaleontology+(Paleontology+News+--+ScienceDaily)

 

The Journal article is listed below and is open access

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229640

 

1. dePolo PE, Brusatte SL, Challands TJ, Foffa D, Wilkinson M, Clark NDL, et al. Novel track morphotypes from new tracksites indicate increased Middle Jurassic dinosaur diversity on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. PLOS ONE, 2020

 

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20 minutes ago, msantix said:

Fossils from the mid Jurassic are generally rare

I'm assuming you mean dinosaur fossils, since there are many sites around the world, including southern Germany and southern England, where there are countless sites which are chock-a-block full of Middle Jurassic marine fossils.

Interesting article at any rate. Thanks for posting.

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4 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

I'm assuming you mean dinosaur fossils, since there are many sites around the world, including southern Germany and southern England, where there are countless sites which are chock-a-block full of Middle Jurassic marine fossils.

Interesting article at any rate. Thanks for posting.

Thanks for letting me know! i missed that. I just edited it to make it a bit clearer. Thanks again.

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