Dinosaurs in Scotland

Clark, N. (2007) Dinosaurs in Scotland. Deposits, 12, pp. 36-39.

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Dinosaurs in Scotland are not something that is generally known. Yet, there are at least three different families represented from bones and a number of different footprint types from the Middle Jurassic. Of the bones, there is a sauropod, a thyreophoran, a coelophysid and another theropod. The footprints include large carnosaur-like footprints, smaller theropod footprints, and ornithopod footprints of different types. All this put together sounds like a decent representative dinosaur fauna from a poorly represented part of the Jurassic worldwide. Sadly, most of these dinosaurs are represented by only one or two identifiable bones. Having said that, the fossil remains that we do have in Scotland, contribute significantly to our knowledge of Middle Jurassic dinosaurs. The footprints are more common but are no less important, helping us to understand little known aspects of dinosaur movement and interactions.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Dinosaur, Scotland, Isle of Skye, Bathonian, Jurassic
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Deposits
Publisher:UKGE Ltd
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 UKGE Ltd
First Published:First published in Deposits 12:36-39
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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