New discoveries of Isochirotherium herculis (Egerton 1838) and a reassessment of chirotheriid footprints from the Triassic of the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Clark, N.D.L. and Corrance, H. (2009) New discoveries of Isochirotherium herculis (Egerton 1838) and a reassessment of chirotheriid footprints from the Triassic of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 45(1), pp. 69-82.

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Abstract

Several in situ trackways and individual chirotheriid footprints have been found at a number of locations along the southern coast of the Isle of Arran. A locality on the coast near Sliddery has five trackways with three of over 17 footprints and one locality west of Kildonan also has a trackway with over 10 footprints. They are all from the Triassic Auchenhew Beds, but may belong to several levels within these beds. The state of preservation of the footprints is variable, but a combination of morphological characters and landmark polygons suggests that they belong to Isochirotherium herculis (Egerton) 1838. Previously described footprints from Arran, originally described as Chirotherium barthii (Clark et al. 2002), are reidentified as I. herculis.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Triassic chirotherium isochirotherium Arran ichnology footprint
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.D.L., and Corrance, H.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QH Natural history
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Scottish Journal of Geology
Publisher:Geological Society
ISSN:0036-9276
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Geological Society
First Published:First published in Scottish Journal of Geology 45(1):69-82
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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