Dinosaur footprints from the Duntulm Formation (Bathonian, Jurassic) of the Isle of Skye

Clark, N.D.L. , Booth, P., Booth, C.L. and Ross, D.A. (2004) Dinosaur footprints from the Duntulm Formation (Bathonian, Jurassic) of the Isle of Skye. Scottish Journal of Geology, 40(1), pp. 13-21. (doi: 10.1144/sjg40010013)




The first in situ dinosaur tracks from Scotland were discovered at the top of the Duntulm Formation (Bathonian, Jurassic) near to Staffin in northeastern Skye. Fifteen individual tridactyl footprints were recorded of which two pairs appear to have been part of the same trackway. The footprints are preserved as natural moulds on a mud-cracked sandstone surface. The individual track sizes range from about 30 cm to over 50 cm in length with narrow to broad digits suggestive of having been made by a medium to large bipedal dinosaur.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Dinosaur, Jurassic, Bathonian, Skye, Scotland, Footprints
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.D.L., Booth, P., Booth, C.L., and Ross, D.A.
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
ISSN (Online):2041-4951
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Geological Society
First Published:First published in Scottish Journal of Geology 40(1):13-21
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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