Chirotherium barthii Kaup 1835 from the Triassic of the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Clark, N.D.L. , Aspen, P. and Corrance, H. (2002) Chirotherium barthii Kaup 1835 from the Triassic of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 38(2), pp. 83-92.




The mould of a track from SE Arran, and several in situ trackways and individual tracks, as well as a partial trackway on a loose block of Triassic sandstone, from western Arran, represent the first verifiable fossil tracks of Chirotherium from the Triassic of Scotland and support a Scythian (Lower Triassic) age for the base of the Auchenhew Beds. The grouping of the I–IV toes with toe V behind and lateral to the group is characteristic of Chirotherium-like tracks. A comparison with European and American Triassic trackways suggests that the tracks belong to the species Chirotherium barthii Kaup, 1835, first described from Hildburghausen, Germany.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Chirotherium, footprints, Triassic, Scotland, Arran, Scythian
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.D.L., Aspen, P., and Corrance, H.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Scottish Journal of Geology
Publisher:Geological Society
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Geological Society
First Published:First published in the Scottish Journal of Geology 38(2):83-92
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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