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1. La Rioja Footprints

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pp. 2-13

The Spanish province of La Rioja is an area of the world where a huge number of dinosaur footprints have been found, with many more likely yet to be discovered. This hilly region has many rock slopes with layers so full of tracks that, if the vegetation...

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2. Ichnology

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pp. 14-35

According to the most recent published count (Pérez-Lorente, 2003b), the number of footprints in La Rioja is 7967. Subsequent studies of additional sites have provisionally increased that number to 9150. This number only includes footprints...

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3. The Tracksites

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pp. 36-313

After the discovery of the Virgen del Prado site (Fig. 3.1) in 1991 by an anonymous researcher, a team from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an electrical company (Iberdrola) cleaned and mapped it during subsequent campaigns, finally describing the results...

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4. Conservation of the Tracksites

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pp. 314-323

The sites with dinosaur footprints in La Rioja have been of interest for many years. Concern for their conservation has spread throughout the population of this region. They are an asset that must remain in the countryside, and the inhabitants...

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5. Summary

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pp. 324-339

As in other parts of the world, footprints of the same type (theropod, sauropod, or ornithopod) dominate in small outcrops. They were probably made because in some cases, dinosaurs of similar taxa are dominant or exclusive in areas of definite...

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pp. 340-351

Index

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pp. 352-366