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Multiple parallel deinonychosaurian trackways from a diverse dinosaur track assemblage of the Lower Cretaceous Dasheng Group of Shandong Province, China
Xing, Lida1,2,3; Lockley, Martin G.4; Guo, Ying5; Klein, Hendrik6; Zhang, Junqiang5; Zhang, Li7; Persons, W. Scott8; Romilio, Anthony9; Tang, Yonggang5; Wang, Xiaoli5
2018-10-01
Source PublicationCRETACEOUS RESEARCH
ISSN0195-6671
Volume90Pages:40-55
Abstract

Many newly-discovered dinosaur tracksites have recently been reported from the Lower Cretaceous Dasheng Group of Shandong Province. These are proving valuable as tools for characterizing the fauna in deposits almost devoid of body fossils. Here we report on a new Cretaceous site, the 14th documented in recent years, with multiple track-bearing levels, that adds similar to 300 tracks to a growing database. At least two morphotypes tentatively labelled as cf. Menglongpus isp., representing a deinonychosaur, and cf. Tatarornipes isp., representing an avian theropod, add to the list of at least seven named ichnogenera attributed to avian and non-avian theropods reported from the Dasheng Group in Shandong Province. Combined with two sauropodomorph and two ornithopod ichnogenera, and unnamed turtle tracks, the genus-level ichnodiversity (similar to 14) is one of the highest reported for any Cretaceous unit either regionally in China or globally. The tracks identified as cf. Menglongpus isp. occur in four parallel trackways indicating a group of small didactyl bipeds of inferred deinonychosaurian affinity. Despite the lack of body fossils from the Dasheng Group in Shandong Province, a high diversity of deinonychosaur body fossils is known from the contemporary Jehol Biota from northeastern China. This similarity underscores the importance of the Shandong track assemblage as indicators of regional, tetrapod biodiversity during the Cretaceous. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KeywordEarly Cretaceous Deinonychosaur Avian Theropod Theropod Sauropodomorph Ornithopodan
DOI10.1016/j.cretres.2018.04.005
Language英语
WOS KeywordIchnosp Nov. ; Southwestern China ; Sauropod Trackways ; Jiaguan Formation ; Manus Morphology ; Yixian Formation ; Haman Formation ; Eastern China ; Zhucheng Area ; South-korea
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41772008] ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences[173127] ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities[2652017215]
WOS Research AreaGeology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeology ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000442334000004
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
PublisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/17002
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Xiaoli
Affiliation1.China Univ Geosci, State Key Lab Biogeol & Environm Geol, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
2.China Univ Geosci, Sch Earth Sci & Resources, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Univ Colorado Denver, Dinosaur Trackers Res Grp, POB 173364, Denver, CO 80217 USA
5.Linyi Univ, Inst Geol & Paleontol, Linyi 276000, Shandong, Peoples R China
6.Saurierwelt Palaontol Museum, Alte Richt 7, D-92318 Neumarkt, Germany
7.Yonsei Univ, Dept Earth Syst Sci, 50 Yonsei Ro, Seoul 03722, South Korea
8.Univ Alberta, Dept Biol Sci, 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
9.Univ Queensland, Sch Biol Sci, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Xing, Lida,Lockley, Martin G.,Guo, Ying,et al. Multiple parallel deinonychosaurian trackways from a diverse dinosaur track assemblage of the Lower Cretaceous Dasheng Group of Shandong Province, China[J]. CRETACEOUS RESEARCH,2018,90:40-55.
APA Xing, Lida.,Lockley, Martin G..,Guo, Ying.,Klein, Hendrik.,Zhang, Junqiang.,...&Wang, Xiaoli.(2018).Multiple parallel deinonychosaurian trackways from a diverse dinosaur track assemblage of the Lower Cretaceous Dasheng Group of Shandong Province, China.CRETACEOUS RESEARCH,90,40-55.
MLA Xing, Lida,et al."Multiple parallel deinonychosaurian trackways from a diverse dinosaur track assemblage of the Lower Cretaceous Dasheng Group of Shandong Province, China".CRETACEOUS RESEARCH 90(2018):40-55.
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