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The latest advances in dinosaur ichnology are showcased in this comprehensive and timely volume, in which leading researchers and research groups cover the most essential topics in the study of dinosaur tracks. Some assess and demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches and techniques, such as experimental ichnology, photogrammetry, biplanar X-rays, and a numerical scale for quantifying the quality of track preservation. The high diversity of these up-to-date studies underlines that dinosaur ichnological research is a vibrant field, that important discoveries are continuously made, and that new methods are being developed, applied, and refined. This indispensable volume unequivocally demonstrates that ichnology has an important contribution to make toward a better understanding of dinosaur paleobiology. Tracks and trackways are one of the best sources of evidence to understand and reconstruct the daily life of dinosaurs. They are windows on past lives, dynamic structures produced by living, breathing, moving animals now long extinct, and they are every bit as exciting and captivating as the skeletons of their makers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half title, Serie editor, Title page, Copyright, Sponsors
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Peter L. Falkingham, Daniel Marty, Annette Richter
  3. pp. 3-12
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  1. Part 1. Approaches and Techniques for Studying Dinosaur Tracks
  2. p. 13
  1. 1. Experimental and Comparative Ichnology
  2. Jesper Milan, Peter L. Falkingham
  3. pp. 14-27
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  1. 2. Close-Range Photogrammetry for 3-D Ichnology: The Basics of Photogrammetric Ichnology
  2. Neffra Matthews, Tommy Noble, Brent Breithaupt
  3. pp. 28-55
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  1. 3. The Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Trackways in Münchehagen (Lower Saxony, Germany): 3-D Photogrammetry as Basis for Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Shape Variation and Evaluation of Material Loss during Excavation
  2. Oliver Wings, Jens N. Lallensack, Heinrich Mallison
  3. pp. 56-71
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  1. 4. Applying Objective Methods to Subjective Track Outlines
  2. Peter L. Falkingham
  3. pp. 72-81
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  1. 5. Beyond Surfaces: A Particle-Based Perspective on Track Formation
  2. Stephen M. Gatesy, Richard G. Ellis
  3. pp. 82-91
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  1. 6. A Numerical Scale for Quantifying the Quality of Preservation of Vertebrate Tracks
  2. Matteo Belvedere, James O. Farlow
  3. pp. 92-99
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  1. 7. Evaluating the Dinosaur Track Record: An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Regional and Global Distribution, Scientific Importance, Preservation, and Management of Tracksites
  2. Luis Alcalá, Martin G. Lockley, Alberto Cobos, Luis Mampel, Rafael Royo-Torres
  3. pp. 100-118
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  1. Part 2. Paleobiology and Evolution from Tracks
  2. p. 119
  1. 8. Iberian Sauropod Tracks through Time: Variations in Sauropod Manus and Pes Morphologies
  2. Diego Castanera, Vanda F. Santos, Laura Piñuela, Carlos Pascual, Bernat Vila, José I. Canudo, José Joaquin Moratalla
  3. pp. 120-137
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  1. 9. The Flexion of Sauropod Pedal Unguals and Testing the Substrate Grip Hypothesis Using the Trackway Fossil Record
  2. Lee E. Hall, Ashley E. Fragomeni, Denver W. Fowler
  3. pp. 138-151
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  1. 10. Dinosaur Swim Track Assemblages: Characteristics, Contexts, and Ichnofacies Implications
  2. Andrew R. C. Milner, Martin G. Lockley
  3. pp. 152-181
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  1. 11. Two-Toed Tracks through Time: On the Trail of “Raptors” and Their Allies
  2. Martin G. Lockley, Jerald D. Harris, Rihui Li, Lida Xing, Torsten van der Lubbe
  3. pp. 182-201
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  1. 12. Diversity, Ontogeny, or Both? A Morphometric Approach to Iguanodontian Ornithopod (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) Track Assemblages from the Berriasian (Lower Cretaceous) of Northwestern Germany
  2. Jahn J. Hornung, Annina Böhme, Nils Schlüter, Mike Reich
  3. pp. 202-225
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  1. 13. Uncertainty and Ambiguity in the Interpretation of Sauropod Trackways
  2. Kent A. Stevens, Scott Ernst, Daniel Marty
  3. pp. 226-243
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  1. 14. Dinosaur Tracks as “Four-Dimensional Phenomena” Reveal How Different Species Moved
  2. Alberto Cobos, Francisco Gascó, Rafael Royo-Torres, Martin G. Lockley, Luis Alcalá
  3. pp. 244-256
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  1. Part 3. Ichnotaxonomy and Trackmaker Identification
  2. p. 257
  1. 15. Analyzing and Resolving Cretaceous Avian Ichnotaxonomy Using Multivariate Statistical Analyses: Approaches and Results
  2. Lisa G. Buckley, Richard T. McCrea, Martin G. Lockley
  3. pp. 258-309
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  1. Part 4. Depositional Environments and Their Influence on the Track Record
  2. p. 333
  1. 17. Too Many Tracks: Preliminary Description and Interpretation of the Diverse and Heavily Dinoturbated Early Cretaceous “Chicken Yard” Ichnoassemblage (Obernkirchen Tracksite, Northern Germany)
  2. Annette Richter, Annina Böhme
  3. pp. 334-357
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  1. 18. Dinosaur Tracks in Eolian Strata: New Insights into Track Formation, Walking Kinetics, and Trackmaker Behavior
  2. David B. Loope, Jesper Milàn
  3. pp. 358-365
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  1. 19. Analysis of Desiccation Crack Patterns for Quantitative Interpretation of Fossil Tracks
  2. Tom Schanz, Maria Datcheva, Hanna Haase, Daniel Marty
  3. pp. 366-379
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  1. 20. A Review of the Dinosaur Track Record from Jurassic and Cretaceous Shallow Marine Carbonate Depositional Environments
  2. Simone D’Orazi Porchetti, Massimo Bernardi, Andrea Cinquegranelli, Vanda Faria dos Santos, Daniel Marty, Fabio Massimo Petti, Paulo Sá Caetano, Alexander Wagensommer
  3. pp. 380-392
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  1. Paleoenvironment Reconstructions of Vertebrate Tracksites in the Obernkirchen Sandstone, Lower Cretaceous of Northwest Germany
  2. Jahn J. Hornung, Annette Richter, Frederik Spindler
  3. pp. 393-398
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  1. Dinosaur Track Terminology: A Glossary of Terms
  2. pp. 399-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-412
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. p. 413
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  1. About the Editors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253021144
Related ISBN
9780253021021
MARC Record
OCLC
946032383
Pages
428
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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