Small ornithopod dinosaur tracks and crocodilian remains from the middle Jurassic bagå formation, Bornholm, Denmark: Important additions to the rare middle Jurassic vertebrate faunas of Northern Europe

Jesper Milàn, Peter L. Falkingham, Inken Juliane Mueller-Töwe

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Abstract

Two new small tridactyl dinosaur tracks are found in the Middle Jurassic Bagå Formation of Bornholm and are interpreted as ornithopodian in origin. A skeletal fragment is identified as a crocodilian skull fragment. Previous finds of dinosaur tracks from the locality consist of two sizes of sauropods, a medium sized theropod and thyreophorans. The addition of tracks from ornithopod dinosaurs and skeletal evidence of crocodilians now give a broader picture of a diverse Middle Jurassic vertebrate fauna. This is an important addition to the understanding of the terrestrial Mesozoic ecosystem of Denmark, and a valuable addition to the scarce Middle Jurassic vertebrate record of Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-253
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Bajocian
  • Bathonian
  • Crocodile
  • Dinosaur
  • Ichnology
  • Middle Jurassic
  • Ornithopod

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 1: Data

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