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. (doi: 10.1144/sjg38020083)




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
ISSN (Online):2041-4951
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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